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U.S. Affirms Commitment to Equal Treatment for Religious Communities, Engages with India

Amid concerns raised by a New York Times article regarding the treatment of Muslims in India, a senior U.S. official reiterated the Biden administration’s dedication to promoting equality for all religious communities. U.S State Department Spokesperson Matthew said that the U.S. has engaged with India and other nations on the importance of equal treatment.

While not divulging specifics of diplomatic conversations, Miller affirmed the U.S.’s commitment to protecting freedom of religion globally. The article in question suggested challenges faced by India’s Muslim community under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, a claim previously contested by Indian officials. Despite assertions from Modi that minorities are not discriminated against, concerns persist regarding religious freedom in India.