India rejects US report on religious freedom in India

New Delhi : India on Sunday rejected a report on International religious freedom published by US Department of State which made critical comments regarding the status of minorities in the country. India said that there is no locus standi for a foreign entity to comment on the constitutionally protected rights of Indians. 

“The Indian Constitution guarantees fundamental rights to all its citizens, including its minority communities. We see no locus standi for a foreign entity to pronounce on the state of our citizens’ constitutionally protected rights,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

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