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“All human beings are born free and equal

in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Members of Congress Urge India to Protect Religious Minority Communities

Feb 26, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On February 25th, eight senators and twenty-six members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including the Co-Chairs and thirteen other members of the Human Rights Commission, wrote to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to relay their grave concerns about the increasing intolerance and violence experienced by members of that country's religious minority communities. While recognizing India's long-standing commitment to includion and tolerance, the legislators urged the Prime Minister to turn words into deeds by taking steps to enforce the rule of law and protect communities from religiously-motivated harassment and violence.

The full text of the letter can be found here.

114th Congress