Violations Of Freedom Of Religion  

Freedom of Religion is the fundamental right guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution in the First Constitutional Amendment. Although the law has been precisely defined, violations of freedom of religion are quite prevalent on national as well as international platforms due to the ambiguity in the statement of law or the misinterpretations of the stated definition.

In the international scenario, the nations that are found guilty of stern violations of the religious freedom of a country or its individuals have been categorized as “Countries of Particular Concern” by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998. Some of the nations that have been included in this category by the U.S. include Burma, Turkey, China, Eritrea, Iran, Sudan, Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia, and North Korea. These countries are subject to severe actions, such as economic sanctions by the United States of America.

According to the Supreme Court of the US, when determining whether a particular law violates the individual’s right to freedom of religion, the law may not show favoritism by discriminating between different religions. However, in the recent past, the U.S. Court has arrived at contradictory conclusions in different cases. For instance, in the 1961 case of Braunfeld v. Brown, the Court advocated a Philadelphia law that necessitated that the businesses should be closed on Sundays. However, according to an Orthodox Jewish person, this particular law was an infringement into his right to freedom of religion as he needed to keep his store open on Sundays so that he could shut down his business on Saturdays for religious formalities. However, his petition was dismissed by the court, stating that his religious observance was just made more difficult, but not impossible, by the law. Several such cases of violations of freedom of religion have been recorded in the recent history of the U.S. Constitution.

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Violations Of Freedom Of Religion

What-Is-Freedom-Of-Religion      Freedom of Religion is basically the right of a person or a community to practice their religion by means of worship, observing religious rituals, practicing the religion and teaching the beliefs of the region without any hindrance from the government. More..




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