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H.RES.417: Praising India's rich religious diversity and commitment to tolerance and equality, and reaffirming the need to protect the rights and freedoms of religious minorities.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Joe Pitts, R-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 53 (26 Democrats, 27 Republicans)
Introduced Nov. 18, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 9, 2014
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Bill Summary

Recognizes the suffering of Indian citizens who have been victims of religious violence.

Calls for religious freedom and related human rights to be included in the United States-India Strategic Dialogue and for such issues to be raised directly with federal and state Indian government officials.

Declares that the House of Representatives shares the opinion of the Department of State and the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom that the Gujarat government has not adequately pursued justice for the victims of religious violence in 2002 and expresses concern regarding reports about the complicity of local officials.

Commends the U.S. government for exercising its authority in 2005 under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to deny a U.S. visa to Narendra Modi on the grounds of religious freedom violations, and encourages it to review the applications of any individuals implicated in such violations under the same standard.

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(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 9, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
Nov. 18, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
Nov. 18, 2013 Referred to House Foreign Affairs