Much-Needed Response.


Here's a good one. A recent statement by the State Department of the United States that lists Pakistan as a state that violates the religious freedom reads, 'The protection of religious freedom is a top Trump Administration foreign policy priority.' Probably, it is one of the rare occasions where Trump Administration is not lying. The current US government is trying to combat such abuses abroad but remains blind to the worsened situation at home. The statement of the state department speaks volumes of the US's hypocrisy for the majority of the countries that are on the list are the ones the US has some political differences with.

The US government is making religious freedoms as problematic as it has already made human rights. Under the pretext of religious freedom, the US is just trying to make these countries to kneel to its demands. This is not an empty allegation. The statement that reads, 'These designations underscore the United States' commitment to protect those who seek to exercise their freedom of religion or belief,' very neatly excludes from the list. India not on the list is evidence in favour of the belief that the Champion of human rights is exploiting the religious freedoms for the perpetuation of its narrow interests.

James Baldwin - a keen observer of racism in his home country - rightly lambasted the American hypocrisy when he warned people not to take the western champions of human...

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