U.S. says some Indian officials ignoring or supporting attacks on minorities

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Some officials in India are ignoring or even supporting rising attacks on people and places of worship in the country, a U.S. official said late on Thursday after the release of a report on religious freedom globally in 2021. The report said attacks on members of religious minority communities, including killings, assaults, and intimidation, had occurred throughout last year in India. These included cow vigilantism – assaults on non-Hindus for allegedly slaughtering cows or trading in beef. Most Hindus, who account for about 80% of India’s 1.35 billion people, consider co…

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