Hindu American body expressed concern over USCIRF report on India

Vastavam web:  A Hindu American body today expressed concern over inclusion of India as a Tier 2 violator of religious freedom by the US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) in its latest annual report.”This year’s report recycles and exaggerates incidents from questionable sources, and has now gone down the dangerous path of aligning US policy with an agenda that is not just sympathetic, but supportive of cross-border terrorism,” Suhag Shukla, executive director of Hindu American Foundation (HAF), said in a statement.
Established by the Congress, USCIRF is an independent, bipartisan body. However, its recommendations are not binding on the US Government.In the statement, Shukla alleged that the report of USCIRF on India is biased and lacks transparency.”The Commission s lack of transparency and judgment not only diminishes the credibility of USCIRF as an institution, but the US government as a whole,” Shukla said.