Washington: US President Donald Trump has called tens of thousands of federal employees back to work without pay to get the government running amid a partial shutdown well into its third week. Out of 800,000 federal workers who didn’t receive paychecks during the shutdown, nearly 50,000 furloughed employees were called back to their jobs amid the crisis that was affecting dozens of federal agencies, the Washington Post reported. A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a bid by unions representing air traffic controllers and other federal workers to force the government to pay them if they were required to work. The shutdown began on December 22.
The administration’s move came as the White House and Congress made no progress towards resolving their underlying dispute. Democrats in the House have been pushing forward with bills to reopen the government, while Trump has been switching from one strategy to another to win $5.7 billion funding for his border wall with Mexico. Fundamental human right to religious freedom is under attack Trump has said that fundamental human right to religious freedom is under attack and rued that over time, legislative and political attacks on it have given way to actual violence. Stating that attacks on people of different faith and their worship areas have increased, Trump said that his administration is taking action to protect religious liberty and to seek justice against those who seek to abridge it.