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Mr Karamjit Singh Chahal

EDM number 828 in 1990-91, proposed by Max Madden on 13/05/1991.

That this House expresses concern that Karamjit Singh Chahal, a British citizen settled in the United Kingdom since 1974, has been detained in Bedford Prison since August 1990; notes Mr Chahal is detained subject to a notice of the Secretary of State's decision to make a deportation order under section 3(5)(b) of the Immigration Act 1971 for reasons of national security and other reasons of a political nature; calls for Mr Chahal to be released immediately pending his being allowed to appeal, with legal representation, against refusal by the Home Secretary to grant political asylum in the United Kingdom; expresses concern that if Mr Chahal is deported to India he is likely, in the view of Amnesty International, to be subjected to torture, disappearance or extrajudicial execution; recalls Mr Chahal, when visiting India in 1984, was arrested and detained at Mehta police station for nine days, during which he was beaten and otherwise ill-treated and that he was transferred to a police station in Amritsar and held for another 10 or 11 days, during which he was subjected to torture, including severe beatings and electric shock treatments; and regrets that a number of Mr Chahal's relatives have been tortured or ill-treated while held in police custody, that two relatives have recently been killed by security forces, allegedly in fake encounters and that another relative, Kulwant Singh Nagoke, died in police custody.

This motion has been signed by a total of 56 MPs.

Max Madden13/05/1991Bradford WestProposed
Terry Rooney14/05/1991Bradford NorthSigned
Jim Marshall14/05/1991Leicester SouthSigned
Bill Michie14/05/1991Sheffield, HeeleySigned
John Cummings14/05/1991EasingtonSigned
Terry Davis14/05/1991Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie14/05/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Harry Barnes14/05/1991North East DerbyshireSigned
Eddie Loyden15/05/1991Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Ian McCartney15/05/1991MakerfieldSigned
Alan Meale15/05/1991MansfieldSigned
Harry Cohen15/05/1991LeytonSigned
Jeremy Corbyn15/05/1991Islington NorthSigned
Norman Godman15/05/1991Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Tony Banks15/05/1991Newham North WestSigned
Keith Vaz16/05/1991Leicester EastSigned
Tom Cox16/05/1991TootingSigned
Alice Mahon16/05/1991HalifaxSigned
Geoffrey Robinson20/05/1991Coventry North WestSigned
Robert Parry21/05/1991Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Keith Bradley21/05/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Tommy Graham21/05/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Mike Watson21/05/1991Glasgow CentralSigned
James Wray21/05/1991Glasgow ProvanSigned
Win Griffiths22/05/1991BridgendSigned
Joan Lestor03/06/1991EcclesSigned
Dafydd Wigley04/06/1991CaernarfonSigned
Tom Clarke11/06/1991Monklands WestSigned
Bob Cryer11/06/1991Bradford SouthSigned
Kenneth Eastham11/06/1991Manchester, BlackleySigned
Mildred Gordon11/06/1991Bow and PoplarSigned
Kevin Barron11/06/1991Rother ValleySigned
Dennis Turner11/06/1991Wolverhampton South EastSigned
David Lambie11/06/1991Cunninghame SouthSigned
Richard Caborn11/06/1991Sheffield CentralSigned
Chris Mullin11/06/1991Sunderland SouthSigned
William McKelvey11/06/1991Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Robert Litherland11/06/1991Manchester CentralSigned
Tom Pendry11/06/1991Stalybridge & HydeSigned
James Callaghan11/06/1991Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Maria Fyfe13/06/1991Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
David Young13/06/1991Bolton South EastSigned
Gavin Strang13/06/1991Edinburgh EastSigned
Gerry Steinberg13/06/1991Durham, City ofSigned
John Garrett13/06/1991Norwich SouthSigned
Tam Dalyell13/06/1991LinlithgowSigned
Paul Murphy13/06/1991TorfaenSigned
David Marshall13/06/1991Glasgow, ShettlestonSigned
Terry Lewis13/06/1991WorsleySigned
Joan Ruddock13/06/1991Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Allan Rogers19/06/1991RhonddaSigned
Diane Abbott20/06/1991Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Frank Cook25/06/1991Stockton NorthSigned
Doug Hoyle27/06/1991Warrington NorthSigned
Dawn Primarolo17/07/1991Bristol SouthSigned
Ken Livingstone14/10/1991Brent EastSigned

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