Joined by former VP Ansari, US lawmakers express concern over human rights situation in India

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Washington, Jan 27 (PTI) Joined by former vice-president Hamid Ansari, four US lawmakers, including a senator, expressed concerns on Wednesday over the current human rights situation in India.

The Indian government and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) deny these allegations.

"As the Indian government continues to target the practices of minority faiths, it creates an atmosphere where discrimination and violence can take root. In recent years, we have seen an uptick in online hate speeches and acts of hate, including vandalised mosques, torched churches, and communal violence," Senator Ed Markey said.