USCIRF does not have any locus standi to comment on Indian citizens’ rights: India

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India has justified denying visa to a US government delegation, saying that it does not see the need for allowing a foreign entity to pass judgment on the state of religious freedom in the country. On Thursday, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) announced that India had blocked its fact-finding mission from entering the…

  • P. B. Josh

    Don’t forget, USCIRF is not given since 2009. I don’t remember media giving this importance to this organization before.

  • Audit Uscirf

    India has always rejected USCIRF rpt & denied visa. Govt. of India’s
    IB officer stated that USCIRF has pre-conceived agenda. It might misuse
    visa to peddle “half-truths, hearsay and standalone cases”.

    Few facts:-

    1) USCIRF commissioners do not promote religious freedom in USA. On the
    contrary, their activities create a hostile environment in USA. Examples:-

    a) Current USCIRF chairman is actively promoting Indiana’s anti-gay law.

    b) In 2005, USCIRF Commissioner Richard Land, of Southern Bapstist
    Convention, authored “Imagine! A God Blessed America..”. In the book,
    He wrote that Hindu culture/tradition is “Superstitious” and
    “Cruel”.

    2) As per Wikipedia, USICRF report drew criticism from the Indian press.
    The Pioneer, in an editorial termed it as “fiction”, “biased”, and
    “Surpassing Goebbels”. It criticized USCIRF for projecting the massacre of 58
    Hindu passengers as an accident. Another analysis criticizes USCIRF for promoting
    religious discord between Hindus and Buddhist and white-wash terror acts,

    3)Event: Terrorist Attack at Bodhgaya India

    USCIRF portrayal: “NIA arrested Hindu priest.Protest ensued
    &..Priest released.”

    Fact: India Mujahideens arrested.Anti-attack vigil ensued.

    4)Event: AntiTerror Op. BatlaHouse, Delhi

    USCIRF portrayal: “2 unarmed youth shot by police.”

    Fact: Court awarded life term to arrested Indian Mujahideen terrorist
    found guilty of bombing new delhi and killing 17 civilians.

    5) Event:99acre land to build Safe Shelter for Hindu Pilgrims in
    amarnath, kashmir.

    USCIRF portrayal: Lends voice to claims of terror outfits. Shows no
    concern for Pilgrim security and religious freedom to worship without fear.

    Fact:Amarnath piligrim massacre & terror attack on temp shelters is
    a recurring event.

    6)Event: Attack on Hindu Monastery,Orissa,India: Massacre of 5 ppl incl
    82yrold Monk, Woman & Children

    USCIRF portrayal: USCIRF Villifies 82yrold Monk. Defend accused &
    doubt court judgement without providing any facts.

    Fact: Court found 7 Christians,lnked with maoist terror group, guilty of
    Jalespesta Hindu Massacre.

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  • P. B. Josh

    Don’t forget, USCIRF is not given since 2009. I don’t remember media giving this importance to this organization before.

  • Audit Uscirf

    India has always rejected USCIRF rpt & denied visa. Govt. of India’s
    IB officer stated that USCIRF has pre-conceived agenda. It might misuse
    visa to peddle “half-truths, hearsay and standalone cases”.

    Few facts:-

    1) USCIRF commissioners do not promote religious freedom in USA. On the
    contrary, their activities create a hostile environment in USA. Examples:-

    a) Current USCIRF chairman is actively promoting Indiana’s anti-gay law.

    b) In 2005, USCIRF Commissioner Richard Land, of Southern Bapstist
    Convention, authored “Imagine! A God Blessed America..”. In the book,
    He wrote that Hindu culture/tradition is “Superstitious” and
    “Cruel”.

    2) As per Wikipedia, USICRF report drew criticism from the Indian press.
    The Pioneer, in an editorial termed it as “fiction”, “biased”, and
    “Surpassing Goebbels”. It criticized USCIRF for projecting the massacre of 58
    Hindu passengers as an accident. Another analysis criticizes USCIRF for promoting
    religious discord between Hindus and Buddhist and white-wash terror acts,

    3)Event: Terrorist Attack at Bodhgaya India

    USCIRF portrayal: “NIA arrested Hindu priest.Protest ensued
    &..Priest released.”

    Fact: India Mujahideens arrested.Anti-attack vigil ensued.

    4)Event: AntiTerror Op. BatlaHouse, Delhi

    USCIRF portrayal: “2 unarmed youth shot by police.”

    Fact: Court awarded life term to arrested Indian Mujahideen terrorist
    found guilty of bombing new delhi and killing 17 civilians.

    5) Event:99acre land to build Safe Shelter for Hindu Pilgrims in
    amarnath, kashmir.

    USCIRF portrayal: Lends voice to claims of terror outfits. Shows no
    concern for Pilgrim security and religious freedom to worship without fear.

    Fact:Amarnath piligrim massacre & terror attack on temp shelters is
    a recurring event.

    6)Event: Attack on Hindu Monastery,Orissa,India: Massacre of 5 ppl incl
    82yrold Monk, Woman & Children

    USCIRF portrayal: USCIRF Villifies 82yrold Monk. Defend accused &
    doubt court judgement without providing any facts.

    Fact: Court found 7 Christians,lnked with maoist terror group, guilty of
    Jalespesta Hindu Massacre.