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Tribute to Lord Tarsem King of West Bromwich 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 4th February, 2013 Committee Room 14, House of Commons

Posted by peacedevelopmentnetwork on January 18, 2013

Tribute to Lord Tarsem King of West Bromwich 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 4th February, 2013.  Committee Room 14, House of Commons, Hosted by Mr Virendra Sharma MP

Lord King of West Bromwich passed away on January 9th, 2013 at age 75. He collapsed while returning from Parliament to his home in Birmingham and passed away in hospital the next day. He was a hard working peer whose Parliament attendance record was almost perfect despite his age. He was the Patron of the Universal Peace Federation – UK who excelled as a supporter of many worthwhile campaigns and projects.

‘He had an innate sense of fairness and decency that informed his decisions to support the human rights of women, persecuted groups and disadvantaged minorities. He hosted the UN International Women’s Day annually for several years now and numerous human rights conferences often with the support of the UPF – UK and the Women’s Federation for World Peace – UK. He hosted several conferences that highlighted issues of violence, both domestic and sexual, against women. He commented on the unfairness of the decision not to allow women Bishops in the Anglican Church of England in a recent meeting.’

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