Modi Government denies visa to US Commission on International Religious Freedom

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    India has denied visas for a delegation from the US government agency charged with monitoring international religious freedom, the agency said on Thursday.
    The delegation from the US Commission on International Religious Freedom had been scheduled to leave for India on Friday for a long-planned visit with the support of the US State Department and the US embassy in New Delhi, but India had failed to issue the necessary visas, the commission said.
    "We are deeply disappointed by the Indian government's denial, in effect, of these visas," USCIRF chairman Robert George said in a statement. "As a pluralistic, non-sectarian, and democratic state, and a close partner of the United States, India should have the confidence to allow our visit," he said.
    George said USCIRF had been able to travel to many countries, including those among the worst offenders of religious freedom, including Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, China, and Myanmar.
    "One would expect that the Indian government would allow for more transparency than have these nations, and would welcome the opportunity to convey its views directly to USCIRF."
    The Indian embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Last year, despite a much-heralded fresh start in US-India ties under Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the United States ran into problems arranging visits by the head of its office to combat human trafficking and its special envoy for gay rights.
    A US State Department official referred queries on the visa issue to the Indian government, but highlighted remarks by President Barack Obama on a visit to Delhi last year, in which he made a plea for freedom of religion in a country with a history of strife between Hindus and minorities.
    In its 2015 report, the bipartisan USCIRF said incidents of religiously motivated and communal violence had reportedly increased for three consecutive years.
    It said that despite its status as a pluralistic, secular democracy, India had long struggled to protect minority religious communities or provide justice when crimes occur, creating a climate of impunity.
    Non-governmental organizations and religious leaders, including from the Muslim, Christian, and Sikh communities, attributed the initial increase in violence to religiously divisive campaigning in advance of the country's 2014 general election won by Modi.
    The report said that since the election, religious minorities had been subject to derogatory comments by politicians linked to Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party and numerous violent attacks and forced conversions by Hindu nationalist groups.
    US law allows for imposition of sanctions on countries the commission terms "of particular concern," but the USCIRF's recommendations are not binding and these are not automatically imposed.

    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/...international-religious-freedom/1/611722.html
     
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    India: USCIRF Not Issued Visas

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    March 3, 2016

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Indian government today failed to issue visas to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) in time for a long planned trip to India. The goal of the Commission’s trip was to discuss and assess religious freedom conditions in that nation.

    “We are deeply disappointed by the Indian government’s denial, in effect, of these visas. As a pluralistic, non-sectarian, and democratic state, and a close partner of the United States, India should have the confidence to allow our visit. USCIRF has been able to travel to many countries, including those that are among the worst offenders of religious freedom, including Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, China, and Burma. One would expect that the Indian government would allow for more transparency than have these nations, and would welcome the opportunity to convey its views directly to USCIRF,” said Robert P. George, Chairman of USCIRF.


    The USCIRF delegation was scheduled to leave on March 4 and had the support of the State Department and the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi. USCIRF’s principal responsibilities include reviewing, through the lens of international human rights law, the facts and circumstances of violations of religious freedom internationally and making policy recommendations to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress. USCIRF is an independent, bipartisan U.S. federal government commission with commissioners appointed by the President and the leaders in both Houses of Congress.

    “USCIRF will continue to pursue a visit to India, given the ongoing reports from religious communities, civil society groups, and NGOs that the conditions for religious freedom in India have been deteriorating since 2014,” said Chairman George.

    For more information about India see USCIRF’s chapter from the 2015 Annual Report.

    To interview a USCIRF Commissioner, please contact USCIRF at [email protected] or 202-786-0613.

    http://www.uscirf.gov/news-room/press-releases/india-uscirf-not-issued-visas
     
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    VIP Ultra Nationalist Senior Member

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    Fuck off you commie handlers. I'm seriously ashamed of such Indians who think that these US people will help them to form commie government in the center and for that they can even sacrifice the image of India to whole world. These NGOs need to be banned asap, ban NDTV and co journos. They've done many illegal activities, pursue legal trials against them personally and do witch hunt even if it's needed. Fix these people, these people are the real threat to ghe sovereignty of India.
     
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    OneGrimPilgrim Senior Member Senior Member

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    whr invaders hv been eulogised, heroes binned!!
    there!
    well done GoI for 'failing' to issue visa to these bloody bhaands! :pound:
     
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    OneGrimPilgrim Senior Member Senior Member

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    whr invaders hv been eulogised, heroes binned!!
    we take pride in ourselves, in our civilisation, that we've never invaded any country, and even after hundreds-thousands of years of foreign invasions & rule, we have remained intact. however, it would be pertinent to say that we're being chipped away bit-by-bit through such 'break away' tactics!
     
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    thethinker Senior Member Senior Member

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    In other words, US is disappointed because first their NGOs that set a stage for regime change were all screwed badly and shut down and now the 'religious committee' to plan a Tahir square in India is shooed away.

    Boohoo you fucking Yankee hypocrites. :pound: Focus on your own minorities #blacklivesmatter and your dumb as fuck young generation.
     
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    whr invaders hv been eulogised, heroes binned!!
    arey cannot we all issue some sort of letter or something against these rats, that gains media-attention? saala inka naatak bahut badh gaya hai. jawaab dena padega.
     
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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Commission_on_International_Religious_Freedom

    Now see the names of the commissioners. All are Christians. They are nothing but a govt sanctioned evagelicans working as front of missionaries. The pieces of shit like John Dayal and Satinarh Sarangi are their local agents. Man, how I loved when Arnab torn up John Dayal's clothes (figuratively only, even though I would have like the literal part of it more) in a recent debate when he pointedly proved how antiIndian US bootlicker that bastard is.

    I have also recently watched a speech by Mr.Malhotra where he exposed UNCIRF for the evagelical front it is.

    Now take a look at the below link
    http://uscirf.blogspot.in/2014/07/an-unvarnished-analysis-of-uscirf-2014.html?m=1
    And this
    http://www.liquisearch.com/united_s...gious_freedom/criticism_and_controversy/india

    Now, show this to anybody who will cry foul. Particularly, USA has just lost all goodwill of this govt after Obama decided to sell F16 to Pakis.
     
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    sorcerer Senior Member Senior Member

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    So Says Umrica with its Arrogance and stupidity.
    http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/...-american-wet-dream.66907/page-4#post-1029227
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    Muslim woman ejected from Donald Trump rally after silent protest
    A Muslim woman was escorted from a Donald Trump rally on Friday night, after she stood silently behind the Republican frontrunner wearing a shirt that read: “Salam, I come in peace.”
    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...man-ejected-donald-trump-rally-silent-protest

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    Good move...The US CIRF should to start from their own land!!
     
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    OneGrimPilgrim Senior Member Senior Member

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    whr invaders hv been eulogised, heroes binned!!
    that 2 days old debate where sarangi & dayal both were invited for their [email protected]?! i should watch it fully now. missed dayal's cheerharan.

    P.S. - i highly recommend members to use some software like Evernote to keep saving important posts like these/the info in them (ie, if any of you still dont), which are so many in number here and at other places. these are invaluable and can come in handy at any time for later reference/bambooing someone!
     
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    This is why they hate us: The real American history neither Ted Cruz nor the New York Times will tell you

    http://www.salon.com/2015/11/18/thi...ed_cruz_nor_the_new_york_times_will_tell_you/

    We talk democracy, then overthrow elected governments and prop up awful regimes. Let's discuss the actual history

    The soi-disant Land of the Free and Home of the Brave has a long and iniquitous history of overthrowing democratically elected leftist governments and propping up right-wing dictators in their place.

    U.S. politicians rarely acknowledge this odious past — let alone acknowledge that such policies continue well into the present day.

    In the second Democratic presidential debate, however, candidate Bernie Sanders condemned a long-standing government policy his peers rarely admit exists.

    “I think we have a disagreement,” Sanders said of fellow presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. “And the disagreement is that not only did I vote against the war in Iraq. If you look at history, you will find that regime change — whether it was in the early ’50s in Iran, whether it was toppling Salvador Allende in Chile, or whether it was overthrowing the government of Guatemala way back when — these invasions, these toppling of governments, regime changes have unintended consequences. I would say that on this issue I’m a little bit more conservative than the secretary.”

    “I am not a great fan of regime changes,” Sanders added.

    “Regime change” is not a phrase you hear discussed honestly much in Washington, yet it is a common practice in and defining feature of U.S. foreign policy for well over a century. For many decades, leaders from both sides of the aisle, Republicans and Democrats, have pursued a bipartisan strategy of violently overthrowing democratically elected foreign governments that do not kowtow to U.S. orders.

    In the debate, Sanders addressed three examples of U.S. regime change. There are scores of examples of American regime change, yet these are perhaps the most infamous instances.
     
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    OneGrimPilgrim Senior Member Senior Member

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    whr invaders hv been eulogised, heroes binned!!
    let's refer to america from now on as RCA, not USA - #RegimeChangeAmerica :india:

    BTW, RCA wants us to now 'buddy police' south china sea waters. :nono:
     
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    RCA :D :D :D :D : D :D :pound:
     
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    Let us start acting like a mature and powerful nation. To much insecurity will hurt us.
    1. Allow them in, send a delegation to the US to study the hardship the Black American community has been facing.
    2. Greet them here with protests against "gun violence", "police excesses", and "racially motivated crimes" and "sexual assaults against women and children".
    3. Time the publication of our report with theirs'. Publish a counter-report.
     
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    If these guys have failed to protect religious freedom in US, what chance do they have in India :confused1:

    I think these folks are struggling to find a new jobs, since giving sermons doesn't require much qualifications.
     
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    saty Tihar Jail Banned

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    Are you alright!! That is nothing but suicidal.. another 'Rape Documentary' in making.They spin everything in favor and show that only inhuman barbaric religion in the world is Hinduism.Hindus are persecuting peace-full muzzies&xians with PROOFS.

    Only Solution
    2.Just copy some of China's methods ban them entering India/Control persstitues and counter report atrocities on Blacks,Muzzies,Sikhs&Hindus(mistaken as muzzies) in US.
     
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    Off-topic, Have a look at this, from an Indian Text Book. This is what our "socialist" and "pro-backward" governments taught our kids.

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    OneGrimPilgrim Senior Member Senior Member

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    whr invaders hv been eulogised, heroes binned!!
    in a parallel universe and a parallel India, this pic doesn't have any such captions, but a brief description reads thus:

    external beauty is superficial; internal beauty is important.

    but in this India, that would be deemed 'Braahmanwaad'!

    (its an old sample doing the rounds since pre-2014 days. looks like these need to keep recirculating).
     
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    An excellent move by Indian Government. Never fall in trap of Americans. Keep your brain sharp and eyes open. They can attack us in any form. Nirbhaya documentary of UK was a prime example.
     
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    guys.. if you hv got twitter accounts.. please post these details there too. well I was wondering to have a twitter account where we follow eachother. and troll these ass'oles
     

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