Preet Kaur Gill MP Keeps Up Pressure on UK and India To Give Jaggi His Rights

Westminster Hall Debate – British nationals imprisoned abroad.

Tuesday 13 March 4-430
Given the much-publicised recent case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the issue of British nationals being detained abroad has been rightly highlighted. As Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for British Sikhs, I have been working closely with Martin Docherty-Hughes MP on the case of Jagtar Singh Johal, a British national detained in India without charge for what will have been 130 days come the debate. Jagtar’s access to medical and legal services has been severely restricted, and there have been allegations of torture made against the Indian authorities, but still there has been no progress in his case.

I have called for this debate today to maintain pressure on both the Indian and British Governments regarding Jagtar’s case, to raise the issue of other British nationals being held abroad, and to show the difficulties faced, be they judicial, diplomatic or logistical, by those detained. Finally, I believe it is important to highlight the vital work carried out by NGOs who support individuals detained abroad and their families

Preet K Gill MP

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