U.N. Envoy says India Risks Religious Violence

March 20, 2008

Author: Alistair Scrutton

Source: Reuters


The U.N. freedom of religion investigator warned on Thursday that India risks more religious violence, like Gujarat's 2002 riots that killed 2,500 people, as delays to bring justice encouraged an atmosphere of impunity.

"All these incidents continue to haunt the people affected by them and impunity emboldens forces of intolerance," Asma Jahangir told a news conference as she finished off a tour of India.