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Trump will discuss CAA and NRC issues with Modi during a visit to India: senior US administration official | India News

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Washington DC: The president of the United States, Donald Trump, will discuss the problems related to the Citizens Amendment Act (CAA) and the proposed National Citizens Registry (NRC) with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his next visit to India , a senior US Administration official said Friday. .

Speaking to reporters here, the official said the United States has great respect for Indian democratic traditions and institutions and “will continue to encourage India to defend them.”

“President Trump will talk about our shared tradition of democracy and religious freedom, both in his public comments and certainly in private. He will raise these issues, particularly the issue of religious freedom that is very important for this administration (Trump). We have our shared commitment to defend our universal values, the rule of law, “the senior official told reporters here.

“We have great respect for Indian democratic traditions and institutions and we will continue to encourage India to maintain those traditions. We are concerned about the problems that you (the journalist) have raised,” said the official, referring to the journalist’s questions about whether the problems of CAA and NRC would arise.

“The president will talk about these issues, in his meetings with Prime Minister Modi and will notice that the world is looking at India to continue maintaining its democratic tradition,” the official added.

CAA, which promises citizenship to Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Pasi, Buddhist and Christian refugees from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, faces strong opposition across the country and some states, including Kerala, West Bengal, Rajasthan and Punjab , they refuse to implement it. .

Accompanied by a delegation of 12 members, President Trump will arrive in India on a two-day visit on February 24. The visiting dignitary is also expected to attend an event at the Motera stadium in Ahmedabad, called ‘Namaste Trump’. of the ‘Howdy Modi’ function that was addressed by the president of the United States. UU. and Modi in Houston in September of last year.

Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will have a broad calendar for February 25 when they arrive in the national capital of India. According to sources, there will be multiple meetings and discussions at the delegation level apart from the exchange of agreements.

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