US panel recommends India sanctions over religion abuses

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Religious freedom has deteriorated “significantly” in India under the Hindu nationalist government, a US commission said on Monday as it again recommended targeted sanctions over abuses. It was the third straight year that the US Commission on International Religious Freedom asked that India be placed on a list of “countries of particular concern” – a recommendation that has angered New Delhi and is virtually certain to be dismissed by the State Department. In an annual report, the panel – which is appointed to offer recommendations but does not set US policy – voiced wide concern about South …

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