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Discussed sedition law, Kashmir with Indian government: EU human rights chief

EU special representative for human rights Eamon Gilmore said on Friday that in his meetings with the Indian government he has discussed issues such as the use of sedition and anti-terrorism laws, the condition of minorities, communal violence, and the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Gilmore also said that in his meeting with members of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) during his India visit, the panel’s role in relation to Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), detentions, bail, sedition and anti-terrorism laws, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), minorities and individual cases, was discussed.

An EU delegation, including Gilmore and EU Ambassador to India Ugo Astuto, called on Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in Delhi on Thursday, a day after it met NHRC chairperson Justice (retd) Arun Kumar Mishra and other members of the panel.

“At meetings with Government, including @naqvimukhtar, Minister for Minorities, I discussed FCRA, use of sedition and anti-terrorism laws, detentions, the situation of minorities, communal violence, situation in Jammu  Kashmir, and individual cases,” Gilmore tweeted, tagging Naqvi’s tweet on their meeting.

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