The US Commission on International Religious Freedom has said in its report that the situation of religious freedom in India has clearly deteriorated under the Hindu nationalist regime.
According to US media, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom has once again recommended special restrictions on actions against religious minorities in India.
The US Commission on International Religious Freedom is a US government body whose primary function is to monitor violations of religious freedom around the world and to make recommendations to the US President, Secretary of State and Congress.
This is the third year in a row that the US Commission has placed India on a list of countries with specific concerns. The report has angered the New Delhi government, which is certain that the State Department will reject the recommendation.
The commission’s annual report, citing concerns over religious freedom in South Asia, also endorsed the US State Department’s blacklisting of Pakistan.
The reporting panel is appointed by the US government to make recommendations, but it does not formulate US policy.
In its report, the commission has identified several attacks on religious minorities in India.
According to the report, attacks on religious minorities, especially Muslims and Christians, increased in 2021 during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government in its efforts to promote the “Hindu state ideology”.
According to the report, the situation of religious freedom in India has clearly deteriorated.
The report points out that attacks were carried out by violent groups across the country and no action was taken against them, while journalists and human rights activists were arrested.
Over the years, the Indian government has rejected the reports of the US Commission, expressing its displeasure and calling the Commission biased.