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U.S. Panel Lists India Among Nations With Waning Religious Freedom

Indian Muslims argue with a group of Indian police men after they were removed from the protest site, amid a nationwide lockdown in Delhi, March 24.

Indian Muslims argue with a group of Indian police men after they were removed from the protest site, amid a nationwide lockdown in Delhi, March 24.

Photographer: Yawar Nazir/Getty Images

A U.S. government commission has recommended adding India to a list of countries with a worrying record on religious freedom for minorities. India has rejected the report’s observations.

India has been listed, along with China, North Korea, Pakistan, Syria and Saudi Arabia, among 14 nations “of particular concern” by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom in its annual report released on Tuesday.