India continued systematic discrimination and stigmatization of minorities in 2022: HRW - AsiaNet-Pakistan

India continued systematic discrimination and stigmatization of minorities in 2022: HRW

January 14, 2023 | | Share:

Human Rights Watch has said the BJP-led Indian government last year continued its systematic discrimination and stigmatization of religious and other minorities, particularly Muslims.

In its World Report 2023 the group said, BJP supporters increasingly committed violent attacks against targeted groups.

The report said authorities intensified efforts to silence civil society activists and independent journalists by using politically motivated criminal charges, including terrorism, to jail those exposing or criticizing government abuses.

It added the BJP government’s promotion of Hindu majoritarian ideology provokes authorities and supporters to engage in discriminatory and at times violent actions against religious minorities.

Source: Radio Pakistan

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