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Official Spokesperson's response to a question on media reports regarding the letter written by some Members of the US Congress to Prime Minister on religious freedom in India

February 29, 2016

In response to a question on ​​media reports regarding the letter written by some Members of the US Congress to Prime Minister on religious freedom in India, the Official Spokesperson said:

"We have seen the letter written by some Members of the US Congress to the Prime Minister on religious freedom in India.

It is unfortunate that these Members of Congress while applauding India as a pluralistic society with a longstanding commitment to inclusion and tolerance have chosen to focus on just a few incidents.

India is proud of its status as the world’s largest democracy. The Indian Constitution guarantees fundamental rights to all its citizens, including minority communities. Aberrations, if any, are dealt with by our internal processes which include our independent judiciary, autonomous National Human Rights Commission, vigilant media, and vibrant civil society.

The Government is fully committed to the Constitutional principles which underpin the nation of 1.25 billion people as a multi-ethnic and multi-religious society.”


New Delhi
February 29, 2016
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