Friday, 1 July, 2022
TopicUSCIRF

Topic: USCIRF

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'.

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".

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.

‘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.

‘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".

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.

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YourTurn

The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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