USCIRF condemns violence in New Delhi, calls for swift actionFebruary 27, 2020 09:56
Expressing concern over the violence in New Delhi, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom urged the Government of India to take swift action for the safety of its citizens.
Expressing "grave concern" over it, the USCIRF said the Indian government should provide protection to people regardless of their faith amid reports of attack on Muslims.
"We urge the Indian government to make serious efforts to protect Muslims and others targeted by mob violence," USCIRF Chair Tony Perkins said in a statement on Wednesday afternoon. At least 27 people have been killed and over 200 injured in the violence over the Citizenship Amendment Act in the Indian capital.
"The ongoing violence we are witnessing in Delhi and the reported attacks against Muslims, their homes and shops, and their houses of worship are greatly disturbing. One of the essential duties of any responsible government is to provide protection and physical security for its citizens, regardless of faith," Tony Perkins said. -- PTI
IMAGE: A vandalised private school in Shivpuri area of the riot-affected north east Delhi, on Wednesday