USCIRF Spotlight Podcast

USCIRF Spotlight Podcast

Anti-Conversion Laws and Growing Intolerance in India

May 06, 2022

Since 2020, USCIRF has recommended that India be designated a Country of Particular of Concern, or CPC, due to the Indian government’s promotion of Hindu nationalism, and engagement and facilitation of systematic, ongoing, and egregious violations of religious freedom. The othering of those that are non-Hindu through the misuse of national and state-level legislation has turned India’s diverse and pluralistic society into more of a hostile state for many religious communities, particularly Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Adivasis, and Dalits.

Today USCIRF Commissioner Anurima Bhargava joins us to discuss the growing climate of intolerance toward non-Hindus in India.

Read USCIRF’s 2022 Annual Report Chapter on India

With Contributions from:

Dwight Bashir, Director of Outreach and Policy, USCIRF

Anurima Bhargava, Commissioner, USCIRF

Gabrielle Hasenstab, Communications Specialist, USCIRF

Niala Mohammad, Senior Policy Analyst, USCIRF