The US State Department has turned down the recommendation by the US human rights organisation to put India on ‘red list’ or ‘Countries of Particular Concern (CPC)’.
The report released by the US State Department on Wednesday was along expected lines.
The MEA has frequently slammed the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), the body which has made the recommendation.
MEA spokespersons have said the USCIRF is biased and has a limited understanding of India and its Constitution.
No US Secretary of State has acted on its recommendations as far as India is concerned.
Like the present US Secretary of State Antony Blinken this year, his predecessor Mike Pompeo had declined the USCIRF’s recommendation last year to list India as a CPC.
Three of India’s neighbours — Pakistan, China and Myanmar — are on the US State Department’s CPC list along with North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Nigeria.
The USCIRF wanted the State Department to add India, Russia, Syria, and Vietnam to the list