Muslim, Sikh, Christian groups applaud USCIRF for its religious freedom report on India
Several Indian-American Muslim, Sikh and Christian groups have applauded the US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for its latest report wherein it has recommended India be designated as a “country of particular concern (CPC)” for the alleged deterioration of religious freedom in the country.
In separate statements, these groups urged the US State Department to accept the recommendations of the USCIRF, a Congress-constituted quasi-judicial body….
“Designating India as one of the world’s worst violators of religious freedoms, while unfortunate, is expected and justified,” said Rasheed Ahmed, executive director of Indian-American Muslim Council. “We hope the US Department of State will accept the USCIRF’s recommendations and designate India as a CPC this year,” he said.