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USCIRF Release 2017 Annual Report; India along with Afghanistan and 10 other placed in Tier 2

USCIRF Releases 2017 Annual Report.USCIRF Recommends Russia be Designated a Country of Particular Concern.India finds it's place in Tier 2
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released its 2017 Annual Report on the state of religious freedom in selected countries. “Overall,” said USCIRF Chair Thomas Reese, S.J., “The Commission has concluded that the state of affairs for international religious freedom is worsening in both the depth and breadth of violations. In the 2017 report, the Commission calls for Congress and the administration to stress consistently the importance of religious freedom abroad, for everyone, everywhere, in public statements and public and private meetings.”


INOC seeks action against Hindutva groups active in US

February 15, 2017
From Lalit K Jha
Washington, Feb 15 (PTI) The US chapter of Indian National Overseas Congress (INOC) has sought action against Hindutva groups that raise funds in the United States, days after an independent bipartisan American body asked the Trump administration to ban such groups in the country.


India rubbishes US report on religious freedom

New Delhi, Feb 9, 2017(PTI)
India today rubbished a report by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) that alleged escalation of hate crimes against minorities in the country, saying it has serious doubts on the report's credibility.