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India  /  Published 26.04.22

India on 'religious concern list'

For the third straight year, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has recommended to the state department that it designate India as a “country of particular concern&r...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

India  /  Published 08.11.21

‘Climate of hate, fear’ tag for India

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom on Friday pushed for the state department to designate India alongside Russia, Syria and Vietnam as a “country of particular conce...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.11.21

Tripura: US panel calls out attacks on minorities

This was amplified by the USCIRF from its Twitter handle, as was a similar tweet by commission member Anurima Bhargava: “USCIRF is particularly alarmed about reports from #Tripura of mobs desecr...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 02.11.21

Showtime: Modi and the Pope

Politics is rich in symbolism. But not every symbolic act is meaningful. Consider Narendra Modi’s warm meeting with the Pope during which the prime minister invited the papal head to India. Mr M...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 02.08.21

Gain and loss: Afghan crisis

New Delhi may have reasons to feel that the outcome of the recent visit of the secretary of state of the United States of America was a bit of a mixed bag. The convergence of views between India and t...
By The Editorial Board

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India  /  Published 09.07.21

US notes Stan's death, brings up democracy

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By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 03.05.20

A lie: Sharp slide in religious freedom?

History leaves its footprints, even if the Indian government does not wish to see them. For the first time in 15 years, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has listed India...
By The Editorial Board

World  /  Published 26.06.19

Religious freedom on Pompeo’s lips

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called for the need to “stand up together for religious freedom”, his assertion from Indian soil coming days after New Delhi had told off America tha...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 23.06.19

US raps cow attacks, BJP fumes

Mob attacks by Hindu extremists on Muslims and others continued in India in 2018 on the basis of rumours that the victims had traded or killed cows for beef, a US state department report said on Frida...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 28.04.20

Post-Gujarat low on religious freedom

India has suffered its harshest classification since 2004 from the bipartisan United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) that has cited events surrounding the citizenship thr...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi


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