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UK Parliament Raises Concerns on the Persecution of Religious Minorities in India

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In a recent parliamentary debate, members of the UK Parliament criticized India for its poor treatment of religious minorities.

India has moved systematically against Muslim communities under the guise of antiterrorism and has implemented policy that directly discriminates against Muslims and Christians.

Christian persecution has been on the rise significantly in India since 2014. Members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have continued an aggressive agenda of discrimination against Christians and other religious minorities. These minorities consistently face the dual threat of discriminatory policies from the state and communal violence from other citizens.

The UK parliament’s criticism of India on their religious freedom track record over the last few years was dismissed by Indian officials as a series of false assertions.

Source: ICC

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