Persecution in India gets congressional response

Sunday, February 28, 2016

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) - A bipartisan congressional letter was sent last week to Prime Minister Modi requesting that he strongly condemn the persecution of India's religious minorities and to uphold the rule of law.

According to International Christian Concern, the letter was signed by eight senators and 26 representatives from both parties along with the support of the Jubilee Campaign, Christian Solidarity Worldwide and the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative.

Last March, human rights groups in India documented more than 600 violent attacks against religious minorities in 10 months that resulted in 43 deaths. There was also a rise in violence by radical Hindu nationalist groups that coincided with the election of the Modi government.

Hindu nationalist groups have strong ties with Modi's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party; the groups have been emboldened by BJP's electoral victories as well as Modi's own reluctance to condemn much less acknowledge the violence against India's religious minorities.

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  1. 03/01/2016 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) - A bi-cameral, bi-partisan, US Congressional letter addressed to Prime Minister Modi signed by eight senators and 24 congressmen requesting a strong and specific condemnation of religious persecution has grabbed headlines throughout the international press, and particularly Indian outlets. The letter was written after extensive efforts by International Christian Concern (ICC) to raise this issue on Capitol Hill ...

    The story of the Congressional letter was picked up by India's leading newspapers including the Times of India, the International Business Times UK, The Hindu, and the Hindustan Times. It is hoped that the Indian media's attention may serve to increase awareness of this issue and put more pressure on Prime Minister Modi and the BJP to address persecution of religious minorities in their country....

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