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UN member states tell India to Protect Religious Minorities

India Coalition for Minority RightsPress ReleaseNovember 25, 2022 UN member states have called on India to protect Muslims, Christians and other religious minorities from increasing hate speech, discrimination and violence.India’s human track record was under the spotlight on November 10 during the Universal Periodic Review by the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. A …

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Reversing the Trend: Minority Rights in India – Webinar

In conjunction with the 51st session of the Human Rights Council, and ahead of the UPR session of India, the Coalition for Minority Rights in India organized a webinar on 3 October 2022 to discuss how the international community can support efforts towards a more inclusive and pluralistic India. Coalition members include the World Evangelical …

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Reversing the Trend: Minority Rights in India – Webinar

Webinar date and time: 3 October 2022, 18:30 New Delhi time, 15:00 Geneva time, 09:00 Washington D.C. time Registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RpIj6-fgQ_OZ8M19URCNig In India, incitement, disinformation and stigmatization of minority faith groups, including by senior political figures, have led to a surge of hate speech in social media, and increasing hostility and violence against religious minorities. Anti-conversion …

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WEA calls on India and Algeria to repeal stringent legal restrictions on NGO access to funding

On 20 June 2022, at the Human Rights Council 50th session, during the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on freedom of peaceful assembly and association, the World Evangelical Alliance called on the governments of India and Algeria to repeal laws that put stringent requirements and restrictions on access to funding and require additional burdensome …

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Minority rights coalition sheds light on India’s human rights record for UN’s fourth Universal Periodic Review

[Washington D.C., London, Geneva] 17 June 2022. A new coalition of minority rights campaigners says that minorities in India are on the edge of a precipice as their rights and freedoms have eroded in the face of a growing violent majoritarian ideology. As UN member states prepare to gather in November to review India’s human …

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Statement: The Plight of Religious Minorities is Under-Reported in the UN System

On 22 September 2021, at the Human Rights Council 48th session, the World Evangelical Alliance urged the High Commissioner, the Human Rights Council, and United Nations Special Procedures to include Christians and other religious minorities, when warranted, in their statements and reporting, and to highlight not only the vulnerability of these groups, but also their …

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India and Nepal: Disinformation and Hatred Against Religious Minorities

On 28 May 2021, the World Evangelical Alliance submitted a written statement to the Human Rights Council’s 47th session, which takes place from 21 June to 15 July 2021. The statement addresses ideological and identity-based disinformation promoted by Hindu nationalist groups in India and Nepal and that have been used against religious minority groups, particularly …

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Statement: Pandemic Has Exacerbated Religiously-Motivated Stigmatization and Violence

On 25 February 2021 at the Human Rights Council 46th Session, during the Agenda Item 2 General Debate, the World Evangelical Alliance said that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated religiously-motivated stigmatization and violence in many countries, providing examples form India and Sri Lanka. Read the statement.

Statement: States Should Take Pro-Active Measures Against the Use of Hate Speech to Target Minorities

At the Human Rights Council 46th Session, during Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on minority issues regarding report on hate speech, social media and minorities, the World Evangelical Alliance made a statement providing examples of hate speech being used as a tool to target religious minorities in India and Sri Lanka. We urged governments and elected …

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