Date:                           November 22, 2022




Washington, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released the following new report:

India Country Update – This report provides a broad overview of religious freedom conditions in India in 2021 and 2022. It examines how various policies adopted and implemented by the Indian government have cultivated an environment that is increasingly hostile toward religious minority communities. This trajectory, alongside an escalating government crackdown on civil society and dissent, is deeply alarming in a diverse, secular, and democratic country whose constitution is intended to protect religious freedom. 

USCIRF previously reported on India in its 2022 Annual Report, and in publications regarding global blasphemy laws. Additionally, USCIRF highlighted religious freedom conditions in India during a December 2021 event on Democracy and Religious Freedom, and during a May 2022 episode of the USCIRF Spotlight Podcast.

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is an independent, bipartisan federal government entity established by the U.S. Congress to monitor, analyze, and report on religious freedom abroad. USCIRF makes foreign policy recommendations to the President, the Secretary of State, and Congress intended to deter religious persecution and promote freedom of religion and belief. To interview a commissioner, please contact USCIRF at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.