Ask Biden to name India among worldâ€™s worst violators of religious freedom
State Department says independent commissionâ€™s report â€œnot entirely conclusiveâ€
Calls report â€œbiased and inaccurateâ€ accusing commission of pursuing a â€œmotivated and biased agendaâ€
Reiterates call for designating India as a â€œcountry of particular concernâ€
Indian American Muslim Council welcomes watchdog recommendation; asks State department to impose targeted sanctions
Urge independent commission to withstand pressure to dilute its reporting on religious persecution in India
India rejects criticism saying it remains committed to protection of human rights of all its citizens
Activists criticize restrictions on foreign funding of NGOs and violation of religious minority rights.
Justifies denial of visa to USCIRF teams for attempts to misrepresent India.
US diplomat hails statement that covid does not see religion, language, or borders.Â
Heeding U.S. warning, India can avoid sanctions and attract FDI.
New Delhi rejects the report, accusing it of “misrepresentation.”
Excerpts from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom annual report.
USCIRFâ€™s Indian American Commissioner Anurima Bhargava calls these actions â€œsimply reprehensible.â€
US Commission on International Religious Freedom releases fact sheet on Indiaâ€™s controversial citizenship law.
The report also pointed out that Muslim and Dalits are often attacked by so called â€œcow protectorâ€ vigilantes.