India slams US report on minority assaults, cites gun violence in the country | Latest News India

India on Friday slammed a report released by the US State Department on worldwide spiritual freedom that assaults on members of minority communities, together with killings, assaults, and intimidation, all through the year in the country.

Issuing a press release, the ministry of exterior affairs (MEA) stated it had famous the report and ill-informed feedback by senior US officers and it was unlucky that vote financial institution politics was being practised in worldwide relations.

“We’d urge that assessments based on motivated inputs and biased views be avoided,” the learn the assertion issued by MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi.

“As a naturally pluralistic society, India values religious freedom and human rights. In our discussions with the US, we’ve regularly highlighted issues of concern there, including racially and ethnically motivated attacks, hate crimes and gun violence,” the assertion added.

India had beforehand rejected the US spiritual freedom report, saying it noticed no locus standi for a overseas authorities to pronounce on the state of its residents’ constitutionally protected rights.

Released by secretary of state Antony Blinken, Thursday’s report gave its personal perspective to the standing and violations of spiritual freedom throughout the globe and had separate chapters on every of the nations.

The India part of the report averted giving any opinion on the standing of spiritual minorities, however documented numerous elements of it as appeared in the Indian press and authorities studies. It additionally quoted allegations of assorted non-profit organisations, and minority establishments on assaults on them, however most of the time was silent on the outcomes of investigations being undertaken by officers and responses of the authorities.

“Attacks on members of religious minority communities, including killings, assaults, and intimidation, occurred throughout the year. These included incidents of ‘cow vigilantism’ against non-Hindus based on allegations of cow slaughter or trade in beef,” learn the India part of the report.


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