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Proposed US Congress Resolution Makes Minority Rights Central Concern of Indo-US Relations
H.R. 417 demands protection of Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, and Moolnivasi people in India
Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 2013 – A new U.S. Congress resolution introduced by Representative Joseph Pitts (R-PA) proposes making “calls for religious freedom and related human rights” a key concern in future dialogues with India and specifically commends the U.S. government’s decision, in 2005, to refuse a visitor’s visa to Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi because of his “connivance” in the 2002 Gujarat Genocide, marking the first time in American history a foreign politician has been refused entry to the U.S. for human rights violations.
An Overview of Indian State Crimes Against Humanity
December 2013 — The following is an overview of five Indian politicians and four states in India which represent particularly egregious violations of human rights. The memorandum ends with two resolutions: 1: “End Impunity for Torture by Indian Police” and 2: “Prosecute Indian Officials Guilty of Human Rights Crimes.”
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OHCHR Briefing: Torture Commmon by Police Officers in India
November 2011 — A 5-page report composed for the United Nations about the prevalenct practice of torture by India’s police officers. Every four years, all 192 UN Member States are subject to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by the UN’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). This involves a review of the human rights records of each state. Decisions are made, in part, based upon evidence provided by human rights groups. The next UPR occurs in May 2012 and this is OFMI’s submission.
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