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India junks US report on religious freedom 4.5.2016 TOI: India
United States Commission on International Religious Freedom's report that India is on a negative trajectory on religious freedom has rekindled an old feud between PM Modi and the commission. Junking the report, the Centre has said that the foreign entity had no locus standi to pronounce such judgment.
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Religious freedom in India on 'negative trajectory': US panel 3.5.2016 News
USCIRF alleged that members of the ruling BJP tacitly supported these groups and used religiously-divisive language to further inflame tensions
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Delhi red-faced over U-turn on visa to U.S. official 3.5.2016 Hindu: National
Dr Lantos Swett from the US Commission for International Religious Freedom had been denied a visa last month
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Religious freedom in India on 'negative trajectory': USCIRF 2.5.2016 deccanherald.com
Religious freedom in India was on a "negative trajectory" in 2015 as religious tolerance "deteriorated" and religious freedom violations "increased", a US report on international religious freedom said today. In its annual report, the Congress-mandated US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) asked the Indian government to publicly rebuke officials and religious leaders that make derogatory statements about religious communities. "In 2015, religious tolerance deteriorated and religious freedom violations increased in India," the report said. Members of USCIRF were denied visas by Indian government early this year on the argument that religious freedom is enshrined in the constitution and any foreign third party has no locus standi to comment or investigate on it. "Minority communities, especially Christians, Muslims, and Sikhs, experienced numerous incidents of intimidation, harassment, and violence, largely at the hands of Hindu nationalist groups," the report alleged. USCIRF alleged ...
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‘BJP, Sangh behind rise in religious violence in 2015’ 2.5.2016 Hindu: International
“India is on a negative trajectory in terms of religious freedom,” the U.S Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has said, and recommended to the U.S. government that its bilateral c...
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Did someone say ‘clarification’? Row around PM Modi’s degrees is only getting further muddled 2.5.2016 FirstPost: Politics

Aren’t we more confused about Mr. Modi’s academic performances after all these announcements and pieces of scrappy paper which have been flung around?

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Dharamsala conferance: India allows Uyghur, 8 Chinese dissidents to attend, says report 1.5.2016 DNA: Opinion
Though the Modi-led government denied a visa to Uyghur leader Dolkun Isa, it reportedly allowed at least eight Chinese activists and a prominent Uighur leader to participate in the Dharamsala conference. According to a  Hindustan Times  report, the conference on ‘Strengthening Our Alliance to Advance the People’s Dream' at the Norbu House in McLeodganj was organised by US-based Chinese dissident Yang Jiamil. However, no formal permission was sought or given by the Indian government for it, the report said.  Quoting government sources, the report said that nearly 69 foreign delegates, including president of the Uyghur American Association Ilshat Hasan, who travelled on tourist visas, met the Dalai Lama on April 28.  Earlier last week, after an electronic visa issued to Dolkun Isa, a leader of the World Uyghur Congress, sparked protest from China, India withdrew it. The HT report says that the goof up occurred as an Interpol red corner notice issued against Isa in 1998 did not show up in official records ...
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Uyghurs seek India's support in struggle against China 30.4.2016 deccanherald.com
Uyghurs still count on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and hope for India's support for their struggle against China, even as New Delhi cancelled visa issued to their frontline leader Dolkun Isa. Uyghur leader Ilshat Hassan, who attended a conference of Chinese dissidents at Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh this week, recalled a poem recited by the prime minister during his visit to Kazakhstan last year. The poem was been penned by legendary Uyghur poet Abdurehim Ötkür. "It is not by an accident that the Prime Minister of India chose to recite a poem penned by a Uyghur poet during his visit to Central Asia. It rather has some meaning and we should not miss it," Hassan, the president of Uyghur American Association, told DH on Saturday. He was quoting from his own speech at the conference, which was attended by not only the representatives of religious and ethnic minorities of China, but also activists seeking democracy in the communist country. Modi recited a few lines of the English translation of ...
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Whatever happened to Modi's tough-with-China policy? 30.4.2016 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Modi had criticised Manmohan Singh's policy towards China and promised a more strong-willed policy. Those claims are now under a cloud.
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For Modi, address to US Congress is sweet vindication after visa snub 30.4.2016 TOI: The United States
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Denial of visas to Chinese dissidents embarrasses Modi govt 29.4.2016 Latest News
Govt has denied visas to Chinese dissidents and pro-democracy activists Ray Wong and Lu Jinghua
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Denial of visas to Chinese dissidents embarasses Modi govt 29.4.2016 All Current Affairs Stories
Govt has denied visas to Chinese dissidents and pro-democracy activists Ray Wong and Lu Jinghua
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Who were four Indian Prime Ministers who addressed US Congress before Modi 29.4.2016 Zee News : India National
In what could be a proud moment for many of his followers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited to speak at joint session of Congress on June 8.
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U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan invites PM Narendra Modi to address Congress | Reuters 28.4.2016 FirstPost: India

WASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday to address a joint meeting of Congress when he visits Washington in June, an unusual show of warmth for a foreign leader. "This address presents a special opportunity to hear from the elected leader of the world’s most populous democracy on how our two nations can work together to promote our shared values and to increase prosperity," the Republican leader of the House of Representatives said in a statement

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Another visa row: What explains India’s repeated bungling over China policy? 28.4.2016 FirstPost: World

India seems to be making a habit of it. If India wanted to send a strong message to China, it has certainly not succeeded.

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PM Modi invited to address joint meeting of US Congress during his visit to Washington 28.4.2016 DNA: Money
 US House Speaker Paul Ryan invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday to address a joint meeting of Congress when he visits Washington in June, an unusual show of warmth for a foreign leader. "This address presents a special opportunity to hear from the elected leader of the world's most populous democracy on how our two nations can work together to promote our shared values and to increase prosperity," the Republican leader of the House of Representatives said in a statement. The invitation is a sharp turnaround for Modi, who was once barred from the United States over massacres of Muslims. Opportunities to address the House and Senate are considered a great honor. There have only been two in the past year: Pope Francis, on Sept. 24, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, on April 29, 2015. When Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies swept India's elections in 2014, there were initially questions about whether he would qualify for a visa. President Barack Obama quickly dismissed the issue ...
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Third Chinese activist denied visa by Indian government 28.4.2016 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, Apr 28 : After revoking visa for Uyghur leader Dolkun Isa and Lu Jinghua, a well-known Tiananmen activist, the Indian government has reportedly denied visa to a third activist, Ray Wong of Hong Kong, according to media reports.
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Modi has now realised the limits to India's power 28.4.2016 Rediff: Columns
Two years into power, there is very little to show for the Modi government by way of 'achievements' on the foreign policy front, and his China, Pakistan policies are gasping for breath, says Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
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Visa for Dolkun Isa revoked: How India can use ‘Gandhigiri’ to counter Chinese ‘Dadagiri’ 27.4.2016 FirstPost: World

Following the Uyghur visa episode, boycotting the Chinese goods can lead to a decline in their economic power and their arrogance will evaporate soon after

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LIVE! Let them take my name, I have nothing to hide: Sonia reacts to chopper scam 27.4.2016 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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