‘Severe lack of understanding of India’: Govt response to US body sharp and...

The Ministry of External Affairs slammed the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for its report that put India in the list of ‘countries of particular concern” over religious freedom. The USCIRF is a US federal government commission appointed by the President and the leadership of both parties in the Senate and the House of Representatives.
#MinistryofExternalAffairs #India #LawGovernment #Government #News

3 days ago

US panel’s comments on religious freedom in India biased: MEA

US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) alleged “repression’ of critical voices, especially religious minorities and those reporting on and advocating for them in India. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said the comments reflect a “severe lack of understanding” of India and its constitutional framework, its plurality and its democratic ethos.
#USCommissiononInternationalReligiousFreedom #India #PeopleSociety #News #Politics

4 days ago

Government approves TT team training tour of Portugal, Sharath Kamal to lead...

Achanta Sharath Kamal will lead a 10-member Indian table tennis team during a training tour of Portugal from July 3 to 10. The team consists of five men and as many women paddlers. The Sports Ministry has sanctioned the tour at cost to government subject to clearance from the Ministry of External Affairs.
#SharathKamal #SportsMinistry #Indian #Portugal #Sports

5 days ago

Unwarranted: MEA responds to UN official’s statement on Teesta Setalvad arrest

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) described comment by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) as 'unwarranted' Teesta Setalvad and two other persons were arrested in Ahmedabad. Earlier this week, the UN’s office voiced concern over the arrest and detention of social activist. The Supreme Court upheld the clean chit by the SIT to then Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the 2002 Gujarat riots.
#TeestaSetalvad #MEA #Ahmedabad #LawGovernment

1 weeks ago

India snubs UN official for ‘unwarranted’ comment on Teesta Setalvad's arrest

Ministry of External Affairs rejects UN statement condemning Teesta Setalvad's arrest in 2002 Gujarat riots case. Mary Lawlor, the UN's Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders expressed concern over the arrest of activist. MEA: "The remarks are completely unwarranted and constitute interference in India's independent judicial system"
#TeestaSetalvad #MinistryofExternalAffairs #India #PeopleSociety

1 weeks ago

India snubs Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights for commenting...

Ministry of External Affairs: 'The remarks are completely unwarranted & constitute interference in India's independent judicial system' Earlier, the Working Group on Human Rights in India and the UN (WGHR) had condemned Setalvad’s arrest a day after the Supreme Court rejected all claims of impropriety in the investigation of riots that followed the Godhara incident.
#TeestaSetalvad #OfficeofUN #India #LawGovernment #Government

1 weeks ago

India takes up delay in student visas with US, UK, Canada, other countries

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) called ambassadors/ deputy chiefs of missions of eight countries, including US, UK, Canada, Australia and Germany. Indian students have been reaching out to embassies/ high commissions as visa slots are not available or they have been waiting for their visas. Western diplomats say missions are facing an unprecedented volume of applicants.
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1 weeks ago

India reestablishes diplomatic presence embassy Kabul

The Ministry of External Affairs said an Indian technical team has reached Kabul. It is learnt that the Taliban side had assured the Indian team that adequate security will be provided. The reopening of the embassy came three weeks after an Indian team led by JP Singh visited Kabul and met acting Foreign Minister Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi.
#JPSingh #MinistryofExternalAffairs #Indian #India #News

1 weeks ago

‘Agniveers' are about meritocracy and accountability, will officers follow suit?

Narendra Modi government is for merit-cum-seniority, and not the other way around. Narendra Modi's government is clear on removing bureaucratic deadwood despite legal hurdles. The Ministry of External Affairs has now also joined this bandwagon of holding bureaucrats accountable. The decision has sent shock-waves within the hallowed diplomatic establishment.
#NarendraModi #MinistryofExternalAffairs #LawGovernment #Government #Military

2 weeks ago

NITI Aayog, Ministry of External Affairs, National Museum and more: Top...

NITI Aayog is the policy think tank of the Government of India. The internship organisation provides various opportunities for students in different fields such as Agriculture, Data Management and Analysis, Economics, Education, Human Resources Development, Energy sector, Foreign Trade / Commerce, Mining, Tourism, Sports and Youth development.
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2 weeks ago

India condemns Karte Parwan Gurdwara attack in Kabul, MEA 'closely...

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) condemned the reported attacks on a Gurudwara in Afghanistan's Kabul. MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi stated that India was 'deeply concerned' at the reports emanating from Kabul about an attack. The attack started at 7:15 am Kabul time (8.30 am India time)
#ArindamBagchi #MEA #India #PeopleSociety #ReligionBelief #Travel

2 weeks ago

Kabul blast Many feared dead in explosion near Sikh Gurudwara in...

Blast occurred in the Karta Parwan area of Kabul, Karte Parwan Gurudwara is located in the area. India said it is 'deeply concerned' about reports of an attack on a sacred Gurdwara in Kabul. India's official Spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in New Delhi tweeted We are closely monitoring the situation.
#MinistryofExternalAffairs #KartaParwan #Travel #TouristDestinations

2 weeks ago

Brussels: India, EU holds Security & Defence Consultations, discuss...

The first-ever Security and Defence Consultations between India and EU took place in Belgium's Brussels on June 10, 2022. The meeting was co-chaired by the Joint Secretary (Europe West) of the Ministry of External Affairs, Sandeep Chakravorty. Both sides discussed issues covering the evolving security situation in the European continent, India's neighbourhood as well as the Indo-Pacific region.
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3 weeks ago

UN Secretary-General Appoints Amandeep Singh Gill as His Envoy on Technology

Amandeep Singh Gill was named by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as his envoy on technology on June 10. He will oversee programmes for international digital collaboration. Gill has a PhD in Nuclear Learning in Multilateral Forums from King's College London. He was the Head of the Disarmament and International Security Affairs Division, Ministry of External Affairs between 2013 and 2016.
#AmandeepSinghGill #mentandInternationalSecurityAffairsDivision #LawGovernment #Government

3 weeks ago

India scorches Pakistan's bid to peddle lies; cites its own persecution of minorities

India strongly responded to Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif's statements against suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma's anti-Islam remarks. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi retaliated by citing Pakistan's notorious history of persecuting minorities. MEA: Nobody can deny the fact that a serial violator of minority rights is commenting on the treatment of minorities in another country.
#ShehbazSharif #BJP #Islam #India #News #Politics

4 weeks ago

'Unwarranted & narrow-minded': India's hard-hitting response to Islamic...

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) made remarks on Prophet Muhammad controversy. India described the comments as 'unwarranted and narrow-minded' Ministry of External Affairs said the comments expose the OIC's divisive agenda. The Government of India accords the highest respect to all religions.
#OrganisationofIslamicCooperation #Islamic #India #News #PeopleSociety

4 weeks ago

‘Vote bank politics in international relations’: India hits out at US report...

The Ministry of External Affairs reacted sharply to the US State Department’s report alleging attacks on minorities in India. The report alleges that in India, attacks on minority communities, including killings, assaults and intimidation, continued throughout the year. India previously rejected the US religious fre report.
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1 months ago

'Unfortunate Vote Bank Politics in International Relations': India Slams US...

India hits out at US State Department report on attacks on minorities. Ministry of External Affairs calls it 'unfortunate vote bank politics being practised in international relations' India previously rejected the US report, saying it sees no locus standi for foreign government to pronounce on state of citizens’ rights.
#USStateDepartment #India #News #SensitiveSubjects

1 months ago