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EU citizens under detention in India, notably Estonian and UK seamen, 21 January 2016

The European Parliament adopted by 65 votes to 2, with 10 abstentions, a resolution on Estonian and UK seamen under detention in India.

The text adopted in plenary was tabled by the EPP, S&D, ECR, ALDE and EFDD groups.

Parliament recalled that on 12 October 2013, the 35-strong crew (including 14 Estonians and 6 Britons, as well as Indians and Ukrainians) of the US-based, Sierra Leone-flagged and privately owned ship the MV Seaman Guard Ohio were arrested in Tamil Nadu state (India) and charged with illegally possessing weapons in Indian waters. [...]

While respecting India's sovereignty over its territory and jurisdiction and sharing its well-founded concern in relation to terrorism, Parliament called on the Indian authorities to ensure that the case of the MV Seaman Guard Ohio crew is dealt with on a basis of full respect for the human and legal rights of the defendants. [...]

Resolution on violence against women in India, 17 January 2013

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on violence against women in India.

The resolution was tabled by the, EPP, S&D, ALDE, Greens/EFA, ECR, GUE/NGL groups and Jaroslav PAŠKA (EFD, SK).

It expresses its deepest solidarity with the victims of the New Delhi attack in December, when a 23-year-old student was gang-raped and her companion assaulted, and it expresses solidarity also with the victims of all other such attacks, whether or not reported by the media. Members welcome the great wave of solidarity in India and internationally with the rape victims and hopes that the mass demonstrations will help speed up the necessary reforms.

They expect India, as a democracy having significant relations with the EU, to ensure respect for democratic principles, fundamental rights and human rights, in particular the rule of law and the rights of women. [...]

Caste-based discrimination in India, 13 December 2012

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Dailits children in India. ©www.dalitsolidarity.org
The European Parliament adopted by 46 votes to 0 with 0 abstentions a resolution on caste discrimination in India.

The resolution was tabled by the ECR, S&D, Greens/EFA, EPP, ALDE and GUE/NGL groups.

Whilst Members acknowledge efforts at federal, state, regional and local level in India to eradicate caste discrimination and applaud the clear stance against caste discrimination taken by many public figures, they remain alarmed at the persistently large number of atrocities and widespread untouchability practices, notably manual scavenging. Despite the efforts undertaken so far, an estimated 170 million Dalits and indigenous Adivasi in India continue to suffer from severe forms of social exclusion.

Parliament urges the Indian authorities to honour their pledges and to implement or, if necessary, amend the existing legislation, notably the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, in order to effectively protect Dalits and other vulnerable groups in society.