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Explained: USCIRF, the Commission concerned over Citizenship Bill; what are its functions?

December 11, 2019 10:10 am

The USCIRF is an advisory or a consultative body, which advises the US Congress and the administration on issues pertaining to international religious freedom. Why has it said it is “deeply troubled” by the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Lok Sabha?

Explained: What is USCIRF, the US body that feels Amit Shah should face sanctions for CAB?

December 11, 2019 6:47 am

The USCIRF is mandated by US statute to "monitor the universal right to freedom of religion or belief abroad — not in the United States — using international standards to do so and makes policy recommendations to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress".

USCIRF expresses concern over Assam NRC

August 28, 2019 2:43 am

In a statement issued on Tuesday, it said the updated NRC could be used to disenfranchise Muslims in the region and is part of the government’s ongoing efforts to introduce a “religious test” specifically aimed at clearing out Muslims.

Religious freedom: US report fails to understand India

May 04, 2016 5:31 am

“India is a vibrant pluralistic society founded on strong democratic principles. The Indian Constitution guarantees fundamental rights to all its citizens, including the right to freedom of religion,” Swarup said.

From 2012 to 2016, what the US report on religious freedom said about India

May 03, 2016 7:06 pm

From "no large-scale incidents" to "negative trajectory", how United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) changed tone in five years

Cow slaughter ban to Dadri lynching: What USCIRF report on religious freedom says about India

July 23, 2016 1:41 pm

In March this year, a delegation of USCIRF officials planned to visit India but they were not issued visas by the Indian government. The USCIRF was earlier denied visas in 2001 and 2009.

Religious freedom has deteriorated in India, says US report; govt disagrees

May 03, 2016 5:17 pm

Members of USCIRF were denied visas by Indian government early this year on the argument that religious freedom is enshrined in the constitution and any foreign third party has no locus standi to comment or investigate on it.

India denies visa to members of US religious commission

March 04, 2016 1:05 pm

The US commission on religious freedom wanted to discuss and assess "deteriorating" religious freedom conditions in the country

The Unfreedom of Religion

May 05, 2015 12:04 am

Supreme Court has taken a restrictive view of Article 25.

Sikh group lauds USCIRF for recognising violation against them

May 01, 2015 11:01 am

Obama's visit to India in Jan 2015, SFJ had petitioned Barack Obama with 100,000 asking him to raise the issue with the government.