WASHINGTON: India turned down the US State Department report on worldwide spiritual liberty and stated it was based upon “false information and problematic understanding.”
According to a declaration released by the
ministry of external affairs
stated, “We understand the release of the US State Department 2022 Report on International Religious Freedom. Sadly, such reports continue to be based upon false information and problematic understanding.”
He even more mentioned that the report is encouraged and prejudiced commentary by some US authorities which just serves to weaken even more the reliability of these reports.
“We value our collaboration with the US and will continue to have frank exchanges on concerns of issue to us,” the representative stated.
This declaration was available in reaction to the US State Department 2022 Report on International Religious Freedom where it declared high handedness against minorities particularly Muslims by numerous state federal governments in India.
“There were many reports throughout the year of violence by police authorities against members of spiritual minorities in several states, consisting of plainclothes authorities in Gujarat openly flogging 4 Muslim men implicated of hurting Hindu worshippers throughout a celebration in October, and the Madhya Pradesh State federal government bulldozing Muslim-owned houses and stores following common violence in Khargone in April,” US report checked out.
“In June, UN special rapporteurs on appropriate real estate, minority problems, and civil liberty and belief wrote the federal government to reveal their “severe issues” about the “punitive” demolitions in Khargone, which they mentioned were “bought by city governments arbitrarily to penalize Muslim minorities and low-income neighborhoods.” In October, a report prepared by a residents committee specified there were “several circumstances of obvious cops complicity” in violent actions against protestors, who were primarily Muslim, in the Delhi riots in 2020,” it included.
After the release of the report, State Secretary
stated that in India, legal supporters and faith leaders from throughout the nation’s varied spiritual neighborhoods condemned a case of severe hate speech against Muslims in the city of Haridwar, requiring the nation to maintain its historic customs of pluralism and tolerance.
Responding to a media question over the
International Religious Freedom Report
on India, a senior US State Department official stated that the official has actually been distressed to see New Delhi’s name and to see what is detailed in today’s report.