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Obama vows to protect minorities
Published :Sunday, 17 January, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 10

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 : US President Barack Obama on Saturday vowed to protect religious minorities both at home and abroad, even as a top American official said that Muslims in India and Hindus in Bangladesh and Pakistan are facing threat.
"Our commitment to religious freedom has fostered unprecedented religious diversity and freedom of religious practice. But these ideals are not self-executing. Rather, they require a sustained commitment by each generation to uphold and preserve them," Obama said as he proclaimed January 16, 2016 as Religious Freedom Day.
This work is crucial, particularly given the recent spike in reports of threats and violence against houses of worship, children and adults simply because of their religious affiliation, said the US President.
Obama made no reference to any country in his speech but said that his administration works to promote religious freedom around the globe.     ?PTI









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