Shashi Tharoor on USCIRF report, “To see India’s image under assault is shaming”
On 29 April, in an interview with NDTV on US’ Religious Freedom Watchdog Criticizes India over Violence against Minorities, Dr. Shashi Tharoor expressed severe concerns over the picture that has been projected in the 2020 report.
Dr. Tharoor stated that to see India’s image under assault in the USCIRF report is somewhat disgracing; the religious freedom here isn’t that awful as it has been exaggerated abroad. Tharoor likewise alleged that PM Narendra Modi all through these six years has been excessively slow in censuring his party’s bigotry and has excused overt articulations of Islamophobia from his camp”.
As of late, the yearly report from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) expressed that India took a sharp descending turn in 2019, the commission noted in its description, which included explicit worries about the Citizenship Amendment Act, the proposed National Register for Citizens, anti-conversion laws and the circumstance in Jammu and Kashmir and Assam.
The board said that the CPC assignment was likewise suggested because “national and different State governments additionally permitted nationwide campaigns of harassment and violence against religious minorities to continue with impunity. India engaging and tolerating hate speech and taking to violence against them is concerning,” the yearly report expressed.
Dr. Tharoor responded to the report by expressing that undoubtedly,few of our muslim friends abroad sence the feeling of being demonized, stereotyped, and stigmatized but instead of pointing fingers at a report by the global organization or dismissing it, the corrective needs to originate from the administration high ranking officials.
According to the Government of India representative, Anurag Srivastava the report expressing that India is bias are not new. Yet, on this event, its misrepresentation has arrived at new levels.
Princess Hend Al Qassimi, a of the Royal Family of the United Arab Emirates, recently, denounced the growing hate speeches on Twitter amid debate over Islamophobic posts by an Indian user on social media platform. In an interview with NDTV on Monday, she said that offending tweets or remarks by certain individuals on Twitter doesnâ€™t reflect the opinion of all Indians; however, she didn’t like of what was tweeted. She included, “One of the main five nations we trade with is India. We don’t deny this friendship,” but insisted hate ought to be stopped.
On Monday, the Indian Ambassador to UAE quote-tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi in answer, expressing, “Discrimination is against our ethical fabric and the Rule of law. Indian nationals in the UAE ought to always remember this.”
Dr.Tharoor added that the tarnished image by the USCIRF report has come forth because of the detailing of some particular horrendous incidences, which are promoted by a few minorities of bigotsâ€™ people; that’s what highlights the worst abroad.
He added, the important point isn’t what the administration says yet how it is seen because of what it does, or let others execute. Tharoor claimed that the Modi government has “shamefully failed” to check the shocking conduct of numerous high officials in their camp. The mounting number of incidences and statements against Muslims in India will undoubtedly draw in negative consideration abroad, he included.