US religious freedom watchdog calls out India for arresting Muslims protesting new citizenship law

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The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on Thursday called out India for unfairly “targeting those practicing their democratic right to protest”, making special mention of the arrest of a pregnant Muslim activist. “During COVID-19 crisis, there are reports India [government] is arresting Muslim activists protesting the [Citizenship Amendment Act], including Safoora Zargar who is pregnant,” wrote the US federal government entity.

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