US State Department says it has received credible reports of violence against Muslims – File Photo: Dawn News
The latest report released by the US State Department has identified widespread human rights violations in India.
According to the Dawn newspaper, these violations include serious human rights violations, such as extrajudicial killings by government agents, violence against Muslims and massacres in occupied Kashmir by government and non-government forces.
A report released earlier this week by a senior US official warned that if India increased its oil exports from Russia, it would have repercussions.
U.S. human rights groups have also noted that the Indian government has recently banned schoolgirls from wearing the hijab in the state of Karnataka.
The move drew international criticism, but the state High Court upheld the ban.
The State Department says it has received credible reports of Muslims being targeted in parts of India.
The report added that “in some areas, the Muslim community has been the victim of sectarian and racist violence, with violence continuing throughout the year, accusing the Muslim community of physical abuse, prejudice, forced migration and cattle smuggling.” ۔
The State Department says it has received reports of “massive human rights violations” in India, including “unlawful and arbitrary killings, extrajudicial killings by the government or its agents, torture and police and prisons.” Cases of cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment by the authorities.
The report added another area of concern, citing “severe and deadly prison conditions, arbitrary arrests and detentions by government officials, political imprisonment or detention, and arbitrary or illegal interference with confidentiality.” Gone
The report said that India is a democratic country but it is common here to use violence, threats of violence, or arbitrary arrests or prosecution of journalists, use criminal contempt laws to prosecute social media speeches while freedom of expression is common. Freedom of the Internet, including opinions and media, is restricted.
India has “extremely strict rules on funding NGOs and civil society organizations, or operations and rehabilitation of refugees.”
The report highlights another concern: “serious government corruption, governmental harassment of national and international human rights organizations.”