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Before the USCIRF gets trigger-happy in condemning India's treatment of minority communities, it would do well to peek into its own hate-filled backyard
India

Before the USCIRF gets trigger-happy in condemning India's treatment of minority communities, it would do well to peek into its own hate-filled backyard

The Union government has done well to dismiss the conclusions of the USCIRF, given the track record of the United States in treating its own minorities

USCIRF names India among 14 'countries of particular concern', cites CAA and Delhi riots in annual report on religious freedom
India

USCIRF names India among 14 'countries of particular concern', cites CAA and Delhi riots in annual report on religious freedom

In the 2020 edition of its annual report on International Religious Freedom, the USCIRF alleged that in 2019, the Government of India used its strengthened parliamentary majority to institute national-level policies violating religious freedom across the country, especially for Muslims

Harish Salve's arguments expose fault lines in 'unconstitutionality' of CAA; narrative against Act built on a mythical NRC
India

Harish Salve's arguments expose fault lines in 'unconstitutionality' of CAA; narrative against Act built on a mythical NRC

If we accept one positive discrimination conferred by the Indian Constitution on minorities based on religious classification, it is spurious to claim that allowing for a similar positive discrimination in favour of another identifiable group is unconstitutional

MEA terms criticism of communal clashes in Delhi by US commission on religious freedom 'factually inaccurate and misleading'
India

MEA terms criticism of communal clashes in Delhi by US commission on religious freedom 'factually inaccurate and misleading'

Kumar said law enforcement agencies are working on the ground in Delhi to prevent violence and ensure restoration of confidence and normalcy.

US Commission on Religious Freedom condemns mob violence in Delhi, urges Centre to ensure safety of all citizens including Muslims
India

US Commission on Religious Freedom condemns mob violence in Delhi, urges Centre to ensure safety of all citizens including Muslims

USCIRF Chair Tony Perkins termed the ongoing violence in Delhi and the attacks on Muslims, including burning of their homes, shops and houses of worship, as "greatly disturbing".

CAA, NRC will create religious test for citizenship, lead to widespread disenfranchisement of Indian Muslims, says US panel on religious freedom
World

CAA, NRC will create religious test for citizenship, lead to widespread disenfranchisement of Indian Muslims, says US panel on religious freedom

In factsheet issued USCIRF said that after passage of Citizenship law large scale protests had broken out across India

Human rights groups to hold anti-CAA rallies in several US cities including New York, San Francisco, on India's 71st Republic Day
India

Human rights groups to hold anti-CAA rallies in several US cities including New York, San Francisco, on India's 71st Republic Day

Indian Americans, would also hold protest rallies in front of the Indian Consulates in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, and Houston

West's ill-informed criticism of CAA ignores similarities to US' Lautenberg Amendment, overlooks India's refugee policy
India

West's ill-informed criticism of CAA ignores similarities to US' Lautenberg Amendment, overlooks India's refugee policy

Ever since the enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) by both Houses of the Indian Parliament, several misunderstandings have floated around not only throughout India, but globally as well.

US commission has 'no locus standi' on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, says MEA; panel called for sanctions against Amit Shah if CAB is passed
India

US commission has 'no locus standi' on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, says MEA; panel called for sanctions against Amit Shah if CAB is passed

The MEA condemned the 'inaccurate' comments made by US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

'Citizenship (Amendment) Bill a dangerous turn in wrong direction': US panel may consider sanctions against Amit Shah
India

'Citizenship (Amendment) Bill a dangerous turn in wrong direction': US panel may consider sanctions against Amit Shah

Shah on Monday introduced the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha, where it was passed with 311 members favouring it and 80 voting against it. It will now be tabled in the Rajya Sabha for its nod on Tuesday.

NRC in Assam ‘targeting religious minorities, rendering Muslims stateless’, says US commission on religious freedom
World

NRC in Assam ‘targeting religious minorities, rendering Muslims stateless’, says US commission on religious freedom

Prepared by policy analyst Harrison Akins, USCIRF alleged that following August 2019 release of NRC, BJP government has taken steps that 'reflect an anti-Muslim bias'

Jharkhand mob lynching: US body on religious freedom condemns 'brutal' murder of Tabrez Ansari, urges Modi govt to curb violence
India

Jharkhand mob lynching: US body on religious freedom condemns 'brutal' murder of Tabrez Ansari, urges Modi govt to curb violence

The report detailed numerous concerns in Jharkhand, including its anti-conversion law and mob violence against religious minorities. In 2018, USCIRF released a special report on limitations on religious minorities in South Asia, including in India.

'Asia Bibi is now free': US welcomes Pakistani Christian's arrival in Canada, says blasphemy laws jeopardise fundamental freedom
World

'Asia Bibi is now free': US welcomes Pakistani Christian's arrival in Canada, says blasphemy laws jeopardise fundamental freedom

The US welcomed the reunification of Asia Bibi with her family in Canada, months after her death sentence in Pakistan was overturned.

Narendra Modi in Washington, DC: Donald Trump expected to discuss foreign NGO funding issue
World

Narendra Modi in Washington, DC: Donald Trump expected to discuss foreign NGO funding issue

Five American Senators have asked US president Donald Trump to use his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as an opportunity to discuss India's "discriminatory" policies against foreign religious and humanitarian organisations.

US report slams India for religious discrimination; Hindu-American body raises question over its Pakistani-origin author
World

US report slams India for religious discrimination; Hindu-American body raises question over its Pakistani-origin author

The United States Commission for International Religious Freedom has put its credibility at stake by publishing a report critical of religious freedom in India by a Pakistan-origin author known for his anti-India stand and support to separatists, a top Hindu-American body has said.

MEA rejects US' report on religious freedom in India
India

MEA rejects US' report on religious freedom in India

The Ministry of External Affair on Tuesday rejected the USCIRF findings that claimed religious intolerance grew in India in 2015.

US report on religious freedom fails to show proper understanding of India: MEA
World

US report on religious freedom fails to show proper understanding of India: MEA

Reacting to a US report which said religious freedom in India was on a "negative trajectory", MEA said it "fails to show proper understanding of India."

India's top leadership should censure extremist rhetoric: US official
World

India's top leadership should censure extremist rhetoric: US official

India's top leadership should speak more forcefully against "extremist rhetoric", a top official of a US commission on religious freedom said as she termed denial of visa by India to members of the independent body as a "tremendous missed opportunity".

US 'disappointed' after India denies visa to religious commission
World

US 'disappointed' after India denies visa to religious commission

US is disappointed over India's decision to not give visas to members of a US religious commission that reviews violations of religious freedom worldwide

A sense of déjà vu? Indian visa denied to US Commission on Religious Freedom team
World

A sense of déjà vu? Indian visa denied to US Commission on Religious Freedom team

A US Commission scheduled to visit India to discuss and report on the conditions of religious freedom in the country has been denied a visa by the Indian government.