Yesterday, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom releasing a report introduced Afghanistan as a worst country for religious freedom.
The commission expressed its concern on intensification of violence against religious minorites.
The report said of reliable documents that Taliban are seeking religious minorites including Christians, and atheists house to house, and they are forced to hide their beliefs.
“Religious minorities faced harassment, detention, and even death due to their faith or beliefs,” the commission said.
The report has pointed to intensification of violence against Hazara Shiites, and expressed its concern over the attacks of IS-K on religious minorities.
“The one known Jew and most Hindus and Sikhs fled the country. Christian converts, Baha’is, and Ahmadiyya Muslims practiced their faith in hiding due to fear of reprisal and threats from the Taliban,” the report added.
Meanwhile, USCIRF recommended the US Department of State to put Afghanistan in list of the worst countries for freedom of religion, and designate it as a “country of particular concern”.