India has stated that it is monitoring human rights violations in the United States, notably those affecting Indian-origin Americans. The concerns were raised following Washington’s criticism of New Delhi’s record on human rights, refusing to be arm twisted by the Biden administration.
On Wednesday, Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said, “We take up human rights issues when they arise [in the US], especially when they pertain to our community.”
“And, in fact, we had a case yesterday,” the minister stated, alluding to the latest assaults in New York on individuals of the Sikh community.
Two males were allegedly assaulted with fists and a stick in Richmond Hill, Queens, on Tuesday, according to police. The victims were taken to the hospital. The attack, which is being probed as a suspected hate crime, happened a week after another Sikh man was assaulted in the same neighborhood. He had a broken nose and significant bruises as a result of the incident.
In a statement, Nikki Singh, senior policy and advocacy manager of America’s Sikh Coalition, said, “Sikhs have repeatedly faced this kind of violence – now multiple times in this same place in this month alone.” According to the FBI, anti-Sikh hate crimes climbed by 82 percent between 2019 and 2020, from 49 to 89.
Jaishankar issued the statement in reaction to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s remarks on Monday. He said Washington was “monitoring some recent concerning developments in India including a rise in human rights abuses by some government, police and prison officials.”
“People are entitled to their views about us. But we are equally entitled to have views… about the interests, and lobbies and [voters] that drive that,” Jaishankar said.
The State Department published its annual report on human rights throughout the world on Tuesday, slamming New Delhi for “a lack of accountability for official misconduct… at all levels of government,” according to the report.
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Well isn’t that a case of the the pot calling the kettle black? There are examples of human right abuses all over the world. This is being made much worse due to the disrespect shown to persons that choose not to poison themselves with untested and unproven medications. At least India is not in the pocket of big pharma to the extent that some countries are.