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USCIRF Recommends to Put India in ‘Blacklist’, Impose Targeted Sanctions

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) yesterday (April 28) released its 2020 Annual Report, documenting significant developments during 2019, including remarkable progress in Sudan and a sharp downward turn in India, and making recommendations to enhance the U.S. government’s promotion of freedom of religion or belief abroad in 2020.

Interfaith Human Rights and Activist Groups Write To US and UN for Safety of Afghan Sikhs

A number of interfaith human rights and activists groups have written to United States Embassy (Kabul) Chargé d’Affaires Ross Wilson and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative in Afghanistan about persecution of Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan.

Sikh NGO Urges US, Canada, Germany, Australia and India to Help Afghan Sikhs

The Islamic State (ISIL/ISIS) has imposed a 10-day ultimatum for all Sikhs to leave Afghanistan. This comes in the wake of a recent attack on a Gurdwara Sahib in Kabul on March 25, which left 25 Sikhs dead.

US SCA Expresses Deep Concerns About Safety of Sikhs in Afghanistan

The US Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) has expressed deep concerns about the safety of Sikhs in Afghanistan.

US Politicians Denounce “Deadly Surge of Religious Intolerance in India”

While nearly 40 people are dead from the ongoing violence in Delhi, a number of US politicians are raising their voices against the communal conflict which appears to be instigated by Hindu nationalist organizations affiliated with India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.

Sikh Body Writes to US President Donald Trump on Kashmir and CAA, Debunk India’s “Internal Matter” Argument

Making a fervent appeal to US president Donald Trump prior to his scheduled visit to India, the Dal Khalsa urges the United States to debunk India’s hollow arguments that whatever it does to its minorities is its internal matter.

US Consul General to India David Ranz Caught into Controversy by Visiting RSS Headquarters

German Ambassador Walter Lindner sparked raging controversy in July 2019 after he visited the headquarters of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India and laid flowers at the feet of the paramilitary’s first chief.

CAA, NRC May Affect Status of Indian Muslim Minority: Congressional Research Service

The amended Citizenship law along with a National Register of Citizens (NRC) being planned by the Narendra Modi government “may affect the status” of Muslim minority in India, a report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) has said.

U.S. Deported 929 ‘Indians’ in 2019; Highest in Last 5 Years: NAPA

The U.S. authorities deported 929 Indian, including 42 women, this year. The number is highest in last five years. Disclosing it here Satnam Singh Chahal, director of North American Punjabi Association, said that the information collected from United States' Immigration and Customs Enforcement through Freedom of Information Act disclosed that in 2014 only 87 Indian were deported from USA- six of them were women.

US: Activists to Protest in California Against India’s New Citizenship Law

Indian minorities infuriated by India’s recent passage of a controversial citizenship bill that excludes Muslims will rally against it on December 15 in California’s San Francisco Bay Area.

Preparation for a Genocide Under Way in India: Warns Dr. Gregory H. Stanton

Internationally acclaimed expert Dr. Gregory H. Stanton has raised concerns about possible mass extermination of Muslims while briefing US Congress on situation in Kashmir and Assam.

U.S. Foreign Affairs Asia Sub-Committee to Hold Classified Hearing on Kashmir Issue

Washington: The U.S. House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Asia Subcommittee will hold a classified hearing on the situation in Kashmir on Wednesday, said the sub-committee ...

Consider Sanctions Against Amit Shah and Other Principal Indian Leaders: USCIRF to US Government

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on Monday (Dec. 9) said that it is deeply troubled by the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), originally introduced by Home Minister Amit Shah, in the Lok Sabha (the lower house of the Indian Parliament) given the religion criterion in the bill. "If the CAB passes in both houses of parliament, the United States government should consider sanctions against the Home Minister and other principal leadership", the statement added.

US Election: Why Tulsi Gabbard’s ‘Hindutva’ Link Deserves Scrutiny

After Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu to run for US president, failed to qualify for the September 2019 Democratic presidential debates, many wrote her campaign off as a lost cause.

Joint Hindu-Muslim Delegation Thanks Ro Khanna for Rejecting Hindutva

A joint delegation of Hindu and Muslim organizational leaders met with US Congressman Ro Khanna on October 21 to thank him for his recent statement rejecting the political ideology of Hindutva.

North Dakota Becomes 11th State of USA to Teach About Sikhi

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) recently released new social studies standards, which for the first time ever include Sikhism.

USA: Two Dead, 4 Injured In University fo North Carolina Shooting

Two people were killed and four others wounded, two with life-threatening injuries, in a shooting on Tuesday at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, area emergency management officials said.

U.S. Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard Faces Protest for Ties with HIndutva Fountainhead RSS

Approximately 25 demonstrators protested against U.S. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) as she campaigned for president in Los Angeles, CA on March 30.

US To Terminate GSP Trade Preference for India

The US President Donald Trump's administration has expressed its intentions to scrap Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade preference for India.

US ‘War on Terror’ has Killed over Half a Million People: Study Titled Costs of War

Hundreds of thousands of people in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan have been killed due to the so-called "war on terror" launched by the United States in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attack, according to a new study.

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