Washington: Persevering with along with her anti-India tirade, Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has launched a decision that calls the US Secretary of State to designate India as a rustic of specific concern for alleged violation of spiritual freedom. Co-sponsored by Congresswomen Rashida Talib and Juan Vargas, the decision urges the Biden administration to implement the suggestions of the US Fee on Worldwide Non secular Freedom which has referred to as for designating India as a rustic of specific concern for 3 consecutive years.
Launched within the Home of Representatives on Tuesday, the decision has been despatched to the Home International Affairs Committee for essential motion. A decision like that is impossible to see the sunshine of the day, given the vindictive method being adopted by Congresswoman Omar. She has overtly sided with Pakistani officers on the problem of India.
Omar, who visited Pakistan in final April and met prime Pakistani leaders, together with former Prime Minister Imran Khan, and travelled to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), is but to reveal the character, together with the funding, of the go to.
India had condemned the US Congresswoman’s go to to PoK, saying her journey to the area violated the nation’s sovereignty and it mirrored her “narrow-minded” politics.
“If such a politician wishes to practice her narrow-minded politics at home, that may be her business. But violating our territorial integrity and sovereignty in its pursuit makes it ours. This visit is condemnable,” Exterior Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi had stated.
Throughout a number of Congressional hearings associated to India, Omar has repeatedly proven her bias towards India. The information in regards to the decision was first reported, upfront, by a senior official from Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) get together, which additionally slammed a senior State Division official.
Omar’s decision condemns alleged human rights violations and violations of worldwide spiritual freedom in India, together with these “targeting” Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Dalits, Adivasis, and different spiritual and cultural minorities. It expressed grave concern in regards to the “worsening treatment” of spiritual minorities in India.
India had rejected the criticism towards it within the US State Division report on spiritual freedom, saying it’s unlucky that “vote bank politics” is being practised in worldwide relations. Exterior Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi had stated the statement on India within the report relies on “motivated inputs and biased views”.
“It is unfortunate that vote bank politics is being practised in international relations. We would urge that assessments based on motivated inputs and biased views be avoided. As a naturally pluralistic society, India values religious freedom and human rights. In our discussions with the US, we have regularly highlighted issues of concern there, including racially and ethnically motivated attacks, hate crimes and gun violence,” he stated.