US President Donald Trump will increase the problem of religious freedom with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his take a look at to India upcoming week, the White Home stated on Friday, noting that the US has terrific regard for India’s democratic traditions and institutions.
“President Trump will speak about our shared custom of democracy and religious freedom the two in his community remarks and then surely in personal. He will increase these issues, notably the religious freedom problem, which is extremely critical to this administration,” a senior formal explained to reporters in a convention call.
The formal was responding to a concern on no matter if the president was arranging to communicate to Modi on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act or the Nationwide Register of Citizens.
“We do have this shared dedication to upholding our universal values, the rule of law. We have terrific regard for India’s democratic traditions and institutions, and we will proceed to encourage India to uphold those traditions,” the formal stated, requesting anonymity.
“And we are involved with some of the issues that you have raised,” the senior administration formal stated, in response to the concern on CAA and NRC.
“I assume the President will speak about these issues in his conferences with Prime Minister Modi and notice that the earth is looking to India to proceed to uphold its democratic traditions, regard for religious minorities,” the formal stated.
“Of system, it can be in the Indian constitution — religious freedom, regard for religious minorities, and equal therapy of all religions. So this is some thing that is critical to the president and I am absolutely sure it will occur up,” stated the formal.
Pointing out that India has a strong democratic foundation, the formal stated India is a nation abundant in religious, linguistic, and cultural diversity.
“In point, it can be the birthplace of 4 key earth religions,” the formal famous.
“Prime Minister Modi, in his initial speech just after winning the election previous 12 months, talked about how he would prioritise becoming inclusive of India’s religious minorities. And, surely, the earth appears to be like to India to maintain religious liberty and equal therapy for all below the rule of law,” stated the senior administration formal.