MP described the torture of Jagtar Singh Johal in UK Parliament

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP describing the torture of Jagtar Singh Johal in the Adjournment Debate on 27 November 2018 in the UK Parliament. This torture was described as “unconstitutional” and “extreme action” against India was promised a year ago.
Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP describing Jagtar Singh Johal thus far not getting treated fairly by the Indian authorities and preventing unhindered consular access
Martin Docherty-Hughes MP asked what “extreme” action has been taken by the UK Government & what has been concluded from their investigations into the torture
Jim Cunningham MP raises concerns about Andrew Ayre, Deputy British High Commissioner in Chandigarh & his disgraceful interview in the Times of India and why torture of Jagtar Singh Johal was allowed to continue‬
Emma Reynolds MP raises need for UK Government to raise Jagtar Singh Johal’s case at the @UN
Alison Thewliss MP & Martin Docherty-Hughes MP state Jagtar Singh Johal’s case raises wider concerns about safety of Sikh Diaspora travelling to India and engaging freely
Hannah Bardell MP in Jagtar Singh Johal debate draws distinction between diplomatic relations and consular services and states the UK Government must do everything to ensure Jagtar is released. ‬

Preet Kaur Gill MP questions effectiveness of any representations – if any – for Jagtar Singh Johal made by the British Deputy High Commissioner in Chandigarh to Captain Amarinder, the Chief Minister of Punjab.
We have information to suggest Andrew Ayre, the British Deputy High Commissioner has been compromised. He has down blatantly downplaying Sikh concerns & singing the praises of Captain Amarinder.
Martin Docherty-Hughes MP questions competency & integrity of Andrew Ayre, Deputy British High Commissioner in Chandigarh who stands accused of a breach of confidentiality by sharing information about Jagtar Singh Johal with those he had not obtained Jagtar’s consent.
Andrew Ayre visited Jagtar Singh Johal in prison before he visited the UK and gave him permission to talk about his case with 1) His family 2) His MP and 3) Sikh Federation (UK).
However, the meeting Andrew Ayre had himself organised with the Sikh Federation (UK) alone was changed a couple of weeks later by MHCLG to one rep each from 6/7 organisations. Andrew Ayre had only been authorised to discuss his case with the Sikh Federation (UK) and should have not spoken about Jagtar’s case with the reps of other Sikh organisations. ‬
Martin Docherty-Hughes MP praises the All Party Parliamentary Group for British Sikhs (supported by the Sikh Federation UK) and Preet Kaur Gill MP for putting pressure on the Indian authorities via the UK Government regarding Jagtar Singh Johal #JusticeForJaggi #FreeJaggiNow

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