US support for India’s Muslim policy questioned

“How much does the Modi government have to criminalize the act of being Muslim in India for us to speak up? What will it take for us to outwardly criticize the Modi government’s actions against its Muslim minority?” Omar asked. as reported by Reuters.

Thursday (07/04/2022).

Sherman later responded by saying he agrees that the US government should defend every religion, every ethnic group, every race, every quality of diversity in this world. Omar quickly replied, “I hope we practice standing up not only for our enemies but also for our allies.”

“Of course,” said Sherman, who also noted that the US had raised its concerns about India’s human rights record directly with officials in New Delhi.

According to several international rights groups, the right of Indian Muslims to practice their faith has been restricted under the government of Modi and his right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Human Rights Watch reported in 2021 that the BJP had infiltrated independent institutions such as the police and courts and empowered nationalist groups to threaten, harass, and attack religious minorities with impunity. It was also mentioned that Modi and the BJP have passed laws and policies that systematically discriminate against Muslims.

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