Among the regions analyzed in the report, Asia was highlighted as the “home to nations that host some of the world’s worst religious freedom violations.”
China, India, Nepal, North Korea, Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, and Pakistan are among the nations where religious persecution in one form or the other exists.
It found the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) ‘sinicization’ of religion hampered the freedom of religion among almost all communities in the nation.
The government “requiring all religions to adhere to the Chinese Communist Party’s ideology, doctrine, and teachings – resumed its intense crackdown on religious communities,” the report said.
The Chinese authorities reportedly use leading-edge surveillance technologies, which include the approximately 540 million CCTV cameras countrywide with facial recognition capability to persecute minorities.
The report pointed out that the Muslim Uyghur population continues to suffer intense persecution, which includes the closure and the destruction of mosques.
India, ruled by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has also engaged in victimizing, and terrorizing religious minorities, especially Christians and Muslims.