Freedom with responsibility!

Many governments, fearful of this lack of control, are trying hard to restore or fortify barriers to trace, block, target and censor those who offer an alternative view or champion the truth. While checks and balances are required to ensure equity and avoid misuse, it is important to be vigilant about media freedom. Clearly, even…

India rejects US panel report on religious freedom

India has rejected a US government panel report that claims direct link between the 2014 general elections and the spike in attacks on religious minorities in the country. The report by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) says that since the 2014 elections, religious minority communities in India have been “subject to derogatory…

India slams US panel report on religious freedom

India has slammed a US government panel report that claims direct link between the 2014 general elections in India and the spike in attacks on religious minorities in the country. The report said since the 2014 elections, religious minority communities in India have been “subject to derogatory comments by politicians linked to the ruling BJP”…

‘Ask India to rebuke religious leaders for insulting remarks’

Washington: A US Congress-established panel has asked the Obama Administration to press the Indian government to publicly rebuke officials and religious leaders who make derogatory remarks about communities and to boost religious freedom standards in the pluralistic country. The US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) in its annual report urged the US government to…