Published On: Tue, Nov 7th, 2017

India conveys its concerns on anti-India propaganda

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UK-flagNew Delhi,  (UNI) India on Monday conveyed to the United Kingdom its concerns on the continuing anti-India propaganda carried out by Kashmiri and Sikh extremists in the UK that it said bear “serious repercussions on India’s sovereignty”.
During his meetings between an Indian delegation, led by him and a delegation from the United Kingdom led by the Minister of State for Immigration Brandon Lewis, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju conveyed New Delhi’s concerns on the continuing anti-India propaganda carried out by Kashmiri and Sikh extremists in the UK that bear “serious repercussions on India’s sovereignty”.
On behalf of the Government of India, Mr Rijiju also conveyed willingness to cooperate on exchange of criminal records.
The discussions covered variety of important issues ranging from cooperation in matters of immigration, tackling extremism, extradition, cyber crimes, sharing of criminal records and social security for Indian workers returning from the UK.
At the outset, Mr Kiren Rijiju elaborated the stand of the Government on the Migration issues between India and the UK and also sought cooperation of the UK side on more favourable visa regime for Indians, especially Indian students.
While seeking cooperation of the UK Government in expediting India’s 13 extradition requests, the MoS (Home) also assured the visiting Minister of full cooperation on behalf of the Government of India in the extradition of Mohammad Abdul Shakur wanted in the UK on murder charges.
Mr. Lewis expressed satisfaction that meetings between the Indian and UK Immigration Ministers have been formalized as a dialogue every six months and expressed hope that this will further strengthen the bilateral ties.
Further, drawing attention to the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that will take place in London in April next year, Mr. Lewis sought India’s participation and support in making the summit a success.

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