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US body wants to take India to cleaners over citizenship bill, but what about America’s dirty linen?

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11.12.2019

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), a habitual basher of the one of the world’s most ethnically vibrant democracies, proposed to the US government sanctions against Indian Home Minister Amit Shah over CAB.

India cannot shrug off the USCIRF as an uninformed, loony outfit. It’s a commission created by the International Religious Freedom Act, 1998, and American taxpayers pay for it.

The USCIRF put India on the Countries of Particular Concern list in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, and 2010. It tried to pass off the mass murder of 58 Hindu pilgrims in Godhra by a Muslim mob as a mere train fire. It has failed to criticize the ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri Pandits in the 1990s. It also successfully made the US government revoke Indian PM (then chief minister) Narendra Modi’s visa.

So, USCIRF is not fringe. It’s very much part of the State.

USCIRF is deeply troubled by the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) in the Lok Sabha. The CAB enshrines a pathway to citizenship for immigrants that specifically excludes Muslims, setting a legal criterion for citizenship based on religion.https://t.co/E8DafI6HBH

Does the USCIRF understand or acknowledge the geopolitical reality of the Indian subcontinent?

In the backdrop of nearly 1,000 years of repeated Islamic invasions and then British colonial rule, West and East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) were created out of India in 1947 because Muslims wanted their Islamic nation.

After Independence, India and........

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