Religious freedom

May 17, 2022
May 17, 2022

‘Rise in hate speech, mob violence over past year has created precarious situation for minorities’

US Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Rashad Hussain travelled to Bangladesh on April 17-20. He visited the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar, met government officials, civil society and youth groups in Dhaka. In a written email interview on May 5, he shared with The Daily Star the purpose of his visit and the message he left here or will communicate to Washington.

May 6, 2022
May 6, 2022

Azaan on loudspeaker ‘not fundamental right’, India’s Allahabad High Court rules

The Allahabad High Court in India today (May 6, 2022) ruled that delivering azaan on loudspeakers is not a fundamental right, ANI reported.

April 26, 2022
April 26, 2022

Religious freedom worsening in Bangladesh, across South Asia: US report

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom has expressed deep concerns about the worsening religious freedom conditions in Bangladesh and other South Asian countries.

October 25, 2017
October 25, 2017

Most of world lacks real religious freedom: UN official

Three-quarters of the world's people live in countries that either restrict the right to religion or belief or have "a high level of social hostility involving religion or belief," the UN special investigator on religious rights says.

January 30, 2016
January 30, 2016

Religious freedom and pluralism are enduring American values

Religious liberty is an integral factor of American life, and has been since our nation's founding.