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Midlands MP calls for statement on new Amritsar claims

Golden temple siege Credit: ITV News

Tom Watson - the Labour MP for West Bromwich - has called on the government to make an 'urgent statement' about new claims of British Government involvement in a attack on Sikhs in India 30 years ago.

It comes after an Indian TV station suggested that SAS officers trained Indian forces before the Golden Temple siege in Amritsar.

The Prime Minister has said he is investigating but Tom Watson wants the government to address the House of Commons immediately.

Indian Visa Centre opens doors to the public

The first Indian Visa Centre opened its doors in Leicester today.

After a twenty-year campaign to establish such a centre in the city, the long wait was brought to an end when the doors opened at 11:30 this morning.

Keith Vaz, MP for Leicester East, officially opened the centre and said:

I cannot believe that after so many years of campaigning it has

finally become a reality. It is a wonderful gift to Leicester.

The centre will be initially open every Friday, between 10am-2pm, with additional days to follow provided there is sufficient demand.

Family order DNA tests on organs returned to UK

The family of an eight-year-old Birmingham girl who died while on holiday in India have revealed they are to order DNA tests to ensure the organs repatriated today are actually hers.

Gurkiren Kaur Loyal went to a clinic in the Punjab suffering from dehydration, where she died - and when her body was returned to the UK, it was discovered her organs had been removed.

Doctors in India have now returned organs to the UK - but her mother told ITV News Central they will be getting a DNA test to ensure they really belong to her daughter.

She described the pain of losing the child as "totally numbing".

Callum Watkinson has the full story.

Girl's organs expected back in UK

Gurkiren Kaur Loyal died in India on April 2 Credit: BPM Media

The parents of an eight-year-old girl from Birmingham, who died while on holiday in India, have told ITV News Central her missing organs are expected back in the UK today.

Gurkiren Kaur Loyal went to a clinic in the Punjab suffering from dehydration. She died in the hospital, but when her body was brought back to England, many of her major organs were missing.

Doctors in India said they were kept for further tests to be carried out.

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Brother asks Cameron to seek justice for murdered sister

Surjit's brother Jagdeesh Singh told ITV News he has written to Prime Minister David Cameron asking him to put pressure on the Indian Government to reinvestigate the murder of his sister Surjit Athwal.

Ms Athwal was killed in India in 1998. Her mother-in-law and husband were convicted of ordering the killing but no one has ever been found of actually carrying out the murder.

VIDEO: Charity motorbike riders stop off in Leicester

Charity motorbike riders raising money for the India flood victims have stopped off in Leicester as part of their nationwide tour.

Around 20 members of the Khalsa Bikers from the Leicestershire Sikh Alliance are taking part in the five-day tour. Earlier Leicester residents handed over money they've collected to the bikers, as they stopped at one of the city's biggest gurdwaras.

Girl's missing organs due to be flown to Birmingham

The parents of Gurkiren Kaur Loyal met with the Foreign Office earlier this month. Credit: BPM Media

The parents of an eight-year-old girl from Birmingham, who died while on holiday in India, say the missing organs of their daughter have now been found and are due to be returned to the UK.

Gurkiren Kaur Loyal went to a clinic in the Punjab suffering from dehydration. She died in the hospital, but when her body was brought back to England, many of her major organs were missing.

Her family have been campaigning to get her body parts back ever since. A doctor in India has confirmed they are there. The Foreign Office has asked for them to be released.

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