British law minister Shailesh Vara to visit India

Will promote the Global Law Summit to be held in London in February

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Deevakar Anand | August 29, 2014



Close on the heels of the UK’s deputy prime minister Nick Clegg’s visit to India, its law minister Shailesh Vara will be on a three-day India visit starting September 1.

According to the British high commission in New Delhi, Vara, who is the under-secretary of state and minister for the courts and legal aid, will hold meetings with Indian ministers, senior judicial officials and visit law colleges in Delhi and Ahmedabad during his stay here.

Ahead of his visit, Vara, who has his roots in Gujarat and was awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman by the Indian government earlier this year, has said in a statement that as a British government minister of Indian origin, he is “particularly” looking forward to this visit.

“The relationship between Britain and India is long and solid, and I am keen to strengthen it even further for the benefit of both nations. I have a number of meetings and events, both in New Delhi and Ahmedabad, during which I will be discussing matters of mutual interest between our two countries,” he said.

He will promote the Global Law Summit that will be held in London in February 2015 during his India visit.

Among those he is slated to meet are India’s law and justice minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, power minister Piyush Goyal, minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju, chief justice of India RM Lodha besides human rights lawyers.

Vara is the MP from North West Cambridgeshire and also the first Indian-origin politician to become a British government minister under the Conservative Party.

Besides strengthening the legal-links between the two countries, the British law minister’s visit is aimed at further developing the bilateral relationship with the new Indian Government, the British high commission said in its release.

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