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20th Anniversary Of November 1984 Attacks On Sikhs

EDM number 662 in 2003-04, proposed by Rob Marris on 24/02/2004.

That this House notes with sadness the 20th anniversary of the November 1984 pogrom against thousands of innocent Sikhs in a matter of days in cities across India; further notes that Sikhs became the target of organised violence with murderous gangs swarming into Sikh houses, hacking the occupants to pieces, chopping off the heads of children, raping women, tying Sikh men to tyres set aflame with kerosene and pulling Sikh passengers from public transport to be lynched or burned alive; recognises that Amnesty International in a memorandum to the Government of India, complained that far from being spontaneous expressions of popular grief and anger as made out by the authorities, the killings were the outcome of a well organised plan marked by acts of both deliberate commission and omission by important politicians of the Congress and by authorities in the administration; believes that investigation and criminal proceedings are long overdue; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to take the lead in the international community to establish an independent UN inquiry into the failure of successive governments in India to take sufficient actions against those responsible for the events of November 1984.

This motion has been signed by a total of 74 MPs, 2 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Rob Marris24/02/2004Wolverhampton South WestLabourProposed
John McDonnell24/02/2004Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Dennis Turner24/02/2004Wolverhampton South EastLabour Co-operativeSigned
John Austin25/02/2004Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Rudi Vis25/02/2004Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Harry Barnes25/02/2004North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Mike Hancock25/02/2004Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George25/02/2004St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer25/02/2004KeighleyLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn25/02/2004Islington NorthLabourSigned
Martin Caton25/02/2004GowerLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell25/02/2004Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Alan Meale25/02/2004MansfieldLabourSigned
Lynne Jones25/02/2004Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Nigel Jones26/02/2004CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Elfyn Llwyd26/02/2004Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Paul Marsden26/02/2004Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Kevin McNamara26/02/2004Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Huw Edwards26/02/2004MonmouthLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard01/03/2004WalthamstowLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff01/03/2004Birmingham, Sparkbrook & Small HeathLabourSigned
Bill Etherington01/03/2004Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
David Drew02/03/2004StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Andy Reed03/03/2004LoughboroughLabour Co-operativeSigned
John Lyons03/03/2004Strathkelvin & BearsdenLabourSigned
George Stevenson03/03/2004Stoke-on-Trent SouthLabourSigned
Alan Simpson04/03/2004Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Simon Hughes04/03/2004North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Tony Banks08/03/2004West HamLabourSigned
Paul Truswell09/03/2004PudseyLabourSigned
Jon Cruddas11/03/2004DagenhamLabourSigned
Martin Salter17/03/2004Reading WestLabourSigned
Norman Baker17/03/2004LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
Sandra Gidley18/03/2004RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Khalid Mahmood24/03/2004Birmingham, Perry BarrLabourSigned
Mark Hendrick25/03/2004PrestonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Jenny Tonge25/03/2004Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Marsha Singh26/03/2004Bradford WestLabourSigned
Mark Oaten01/04/2004WinchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Brake26/04/2004Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Evan Harris06/05/2004Oxford West & AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Linda Perham07/06/2004Ilford NorthLabourSigned
David Wright07/06/2004TelfordLabourSigned
David Taylor07/06/2004North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Harold Best07/06/2004Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Patrick Hall07/06/2004BedfordLabourSigned
Julia Drown07/06/2004South SwindonLabourSigned
Edward Davey07/06/2004Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
David Clelland07/06/2004Tyne BridgeLabourSigned
Jonathan R Shaw08/06/2004Chatham & AylesfordLabourSigned
Adrian Bailey08/06/2004West Bromwich WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
Roger Berry08/06/2004KingswoodLabourSigned
Graham Stringer08/06/2004Manchester, BlackleyLabourSigned
Harry Cohen09/06/2004Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner10/06/2004BolsoverLabourSigned
Anne Campbell10/06/2004CambridgeLabourSigned
Annabelle Ewing14/06/2004PerthScottish National PartySigned
Sarah Teather15/06/2004Brent EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Karen Buck15/06/2004Regent's Park and Kensington NorthLabourSigned
Helen Clark17/06/2004PeterboroughLabourSigned
Iain Coleman21/06/2004Hammersmith & FulhamLabourSigned
Phil Sawford28/06/2004KetteringLabourSigned
Michael Clapham01/07/2004Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
James Plaskitt12/07/2004Warwick & LeamingtonLabourSigned
Doug Naysmith20/07/2004Bristol North WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
Alan Keen25/10/2004Feltham & HestonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Andrew Rosindell01/11/2004RomfordConservativeSigned
David Chidgey01/11/2004EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned
Keith Vaz09/11/2004Leicester EastLabourSigned
Parmjit Gill10/11/2004Leicester SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Valerie Davey15/11/2004Bristol WestLabourSigned
Matthew Green15/11/2004LudlowLiberal DemocratSigned
Terry DavisUnknownWithdrawn
Jim MarshallUnknownWithdrawn

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