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PM Modi and US President Trump at Hyderabad House Tuesday

US is India’s enemy when it calls out treatment of minorities, friend when Trump hugs Modi

Recently, USCIRF slammed India for violence by non-state actors committed against religious minorities, designating it as a  'Country of Particular Concern'.
New MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava | Twitter

India rejects USCIRF report on religious freedom, minorities, calls it ‘biased and tendentious’

The USCIRF recommended that India and 14 other nations, where religious minorities are under increasing assault, be designated as "countries of particular concern".
Professor Ashutosh Varshney | File Photo | Twitter

CAA, NRC could render huge numbers of Indian Muslims stateless, says Ashutosh Varshney

At USCIRF hearings, Brown University professor Ashutosh Varshney said the implications of CAA are horrendous and put Indian Muslims in danger of being oppressed.
Smoke rises from buildings in Gokulpuri, one of the Northeast Delhi areas worst affected by communal riots

‘Inaccurate, misleading’: India says US panel’s comments aimed at politicising Delhi riots

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) had issued a strong statement condemning the communal riots in parts of Delhi.
MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar | YouTube

‘US commission has no locus standi’ — India says criticism of citizenship bill unwarranted

MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar says citizenship bill should be welcomed and not criticised by those “genuinely committed to religious freedom".
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | ThePrint

Religious freedom in India under attack in Modi era, says US govt body

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom says Modi govt is 'encouraging' mob violence against minorities.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.