Tag - Religious freedom

US Congresswoman designates India as “country of a particular concern”

According to information released on Thursday, US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives condemning abuses of religious liberty and human rights in India and urging Secretary of State Antony Blinken to designate India as a "country of particular concern." According to the US Congress website, the resolution was submitted on Tuesday and is co-sponsored by representatives Rashida Talib and Juan Vargas. It used the conclusions and recommendations of a report by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom as the foundation for its justifications for designating India as a nation of special concern (USCIRF).  

Ban on hijab violates religious freedom: US

The ban on hijab has been considered a violation of religious freedom in the United States (US). Voices opposing the hijab ban in Indian educational institutions have begun to grow around the world, according to details. While a number of celebrities have spoken out against Hindu extremists' intimidation and harassment of Muslim girls and women who wear the hijab, the US has fiercely opposed the current ban.