India

India: Anti-Conversion Laws Incentivize Violence Against Religious Minorities – Submission to the Human Rights Council

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) and the Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) submitted a joint written statement to the Human Rights Council’s 46th session, which will take place from February 22 to March 23, 2021. The statement addresses the increasingly deteriorating environment for religious minorities in India in 2020 and the incitement to religious violence …

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India: Anti-Conversion Laws Threaten Freedom of Religion of Belief and Religious Harmony

Though religiously-motivated violence has existed for years in India, evidence suggests Hindu extremists have created an environment of hate and intolerance toward minority religions in the recent years, primarily against Christians and Muslims. This environment has seen an escalation of violence, social ostracism, property destruction, hate speech, disruption and condemnation of peaceful non-Hindu religious activities, …

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Discrimination against Muslim and Christian Dalits in India and abduction of Christians in Malaysia – Oral Statement at the Human Rights Council

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) delivered an oral statement to the Human Rights Council’s 43rd session, March 11, 2020, addressing the violence targeting the Muslim Community and the discrimination against Dalits belonging to minority faiths in India, and finally the abduction of four Christian workers in Malaysia.

India: Incidents Against Christians in 2018, with Focus on Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu – Joint Statement to the HRC (40th Session)

Joint written statement submitted by World Evangelical Alliance and the ReligiousLiberty Commission of the Evangelical Fellowship of India to the Human RightsCouncil’s fortieth session (25 February – 22 March 2019) under Agenda item 4:Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention. Access the Report

India: The Situation for Religious Minorities Has Worsened – Joint written statement to the HRC 39th session

Joint written statement submitted by World Evangelical Alliance and the Religious Liberty Commission of the Evangelical Fellowship of India to the Human Rights Council’s thirty-ninth session (10-28 September 2018) under Agenda item 4: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention. 23 August 2018.

India: Religious Minorities – Targetted Hate and Violence by Non-State Actors and Issues of Impunity – Joint Report to the UPR 27th session

The Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) submitted a report endorsed by the WEA and other organizations, to the Working Group of the UPR 27th session, concerning targetted hate and violence by non-State actors against religious minorities, particularly Muslims and Christians, and issues of impunity.

India: Anti-Conversion Laws – Joint Report to the UPR 13th session

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), jointly with the Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI), submitted a report to the 13th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of India. WEA’s report addressed issues related to the right to freedom of religion or belief, and the failure of the judicial and legal system to hold accountable perpetrators …

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