Religious Freedom

'Biased and inaccurate': India slams US panel on religion for 'misrepresenting' facts

MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said the comments reflect a 'severe lack of understanding' of India and its constitutional framework, its plurality and its democratic ethos.

published on : 2nd July 2022

India rejects its criticism in US State Department religious freedom report

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said the observation of India in the report is based on 'motivated inputs and biased views'.

published on : 3rd June 2022

US panel recommends India as 'Country of Particular Concern', says religious freedom worsens 'significantly'

Other countries recommended for this designation by the USCIRF in its annual report are Burma, Eritrea, Iran, Nigeria, North Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Vietnam.

published on : 25th April 2022

Motivated comments on India's internal issues not welcome: Ministry of External Affairs on Hijab row

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that those who know India well would have a proper appreciation of the realities.

published on : 12th February 2022

Clothing and the right to religious freedom

Religious freedom is the hallmark of pluralism. While legitimate restrictions are to be accepted, irrational intrusion into religious notions should be averted.

published on : 7th February 2022

China rejects US allegations of violation of religious freedom

Refuting Blinken's comments, Zhao said the US should do soul searching and stop using religious issues to interfere in other countries.

published on : 18th November 2021

US paramount champion for religious freedom: President Trump

The US' constitution and laws guarantee Americans the right not just to believe as they see fit, but to freely exercise their religion, he said.

published on : 16th January 2018