Human rights group hearing: US Congressmen slam Modi govt for ‘violence’ against minorities

Human rights group hearing: US Congressmen slam Modi govt for ‘violence’ against minorities

Around the time Prime Minister Narendra Modi finished his meeting with US President Barack Obama at the Oval Office Tuesday,

 

a short distance away, at 1334 Longworth House Office Building, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission held a hearing, in which at least three US Congressmen and a group of human rights activists criticised the Modi government for the current situation of human rights in India.

The hearing, which began 3 pm Tuesday and lasted about an hour-and-a-half, saw the Congressmen speak about “intimidation, discrimination, harassment and violence” experienced by Muslims and Christians in India.

US Congressman Trent Franks, a Republican who has visited India, flagged the riots in Uttar Pradesh, violence in Odisha and the 2002 Gujarat riots and said that because of the “current climate of impunity in India, many victims may never get justice”.

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