US terms COVID-19-related harassment against Muslims in India unfortunate
WASHINGTON: A top American diplomat has said that the US has seen unfortunate reports of COVID-19 related “rhetoric and harassment” against the Muslim community in India.
Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback, said this while briefing reporters during a conference call on the impact of COVID-19 on religious minorities throughout the world.
He said in India, we have seen reports of unfortunate COVID-19-related rhetoric and harassment, particularly against the Muslim community.
Sam Brownback said there have also been instances of Muslims being attacked for allegedly spreading the coronavirus,” Brownback said during a conference call.