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USCIRF to Testify on Religious Freedom Conditions in India and Pakistan

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USCIRF to Testify on Religious Freedom Conditions in India and Pakistan

 

WASHINGTON, DC – United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Commissioner Anurima Bhargava will testify at a Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission hearing, entitled “Jammu and Kashmir in Context,” on Thursday, November 14 at 2pm.  Commissioner Bhargava will focus on the worsening religious freedom conditions in India that have informed how non-Hindu minorities are treated in Jammu and Kashmir and throughout India and Pakistan more broadly. 

DUE TO THE LARGE NUMBER OF EXPECTED ATTENDEES, MEDIA IS ADVISED TO ARRIVE 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE HEARING. 

 

What: Lantos Commission hearing on “Jammu and Kashmir in Context”

When:  Thursday, November 14, 2:00-4:00pm ET (doors open at 1:30pm)

Where: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building

Who: Reps. James McGovern and Chris Smith

          USCIRF Commissioner Anurima Bhargava

          Human Rights Watch, Asia Advocacy Director, John Sifton

          And others

 

Please RSVP at media@uscirf.gov. For questions or interview requests with Commissioner Bhargava, please contact Kellie Boyle at 703-898-6554.

The hearing will be live-streamed on the Lantos Commission website at https://humanrightscommission.house.gov/news/watch-live.

 

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