Birla made these remarks during a virtual discussion with the president of European Parliament on challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.
The speaker condoled the loss of lives in the European Union due to the COVID-19 pandemic and underscored the need for global action to overcome the challenges of the pandemic.
During the virtual meeting, Birla said, "All Parliaments should respect the sovereign mandate of other Parliaments."
Responding to Tuesday's debate at the UK Parliament, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Minister Nigel Adams assured MPs that any difficult issues around human rights are raised in a free and open manner with Indian counterparts at the ministerial and consular level as he reiterated that India's secular Constitution guarantees equal rights to all citizens.
The Indian High Commission in London issued a statement in relation to the backbench debate to stress India's centuries-old tradition of religious tolerance and harmonious co-existence of people of all faiths.
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