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'Didn't Discuss With PM Modi, It's Up To India': US President Trump On Delhi Violence

Trump said he discussed Muslims and religious freedom with PM Modi at great length.

'Didn't Discuss With PM Modi, It's Up To India': US President Trump On Delhi Violence
US President Donald Trump in New Delhi
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'Didn't Discuss With PM Modi, It's Up To India': US President Trump On Delhi Violence
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2020-02-25T18:31:45+0530

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he did not discuss with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the violence that broke out in northeast Delhi during his visit. (Catch live updates on Delhi violence here)

"I didn't discuss with PM Modi, it is up to India," Trump told the media on the second day of his two-day state visit to the country as violence raged through Northeast Delhi since Monday.

When asked about his position on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act which has sparked the ongoing violence, the US President said, "Don't want to say anything on that; it is up to India, hope it will take the right decision for its people."

He also said he discussed the issue of religious freedom with PM Modi during his comprehensive talks and that the Indian leader wants people to have this freedom.

"We discussed (religious freedom and secularism) that and especially Muslims and Christians... PM Modi said they work very closely with Muslims," he said.

"We did talk about religious freedom. Prime Minister Modi wants people to have religious freedom in India...If you look back India has worked hard for religious freedom," Trump said.

Commenting on Kashmir and Article 370, he said, "Kashmir has been 'thorn in lot of people's sides' for a long time and there are two sides to every story."

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