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Violence in Delhi: Bernie Sanders criticizes Donald Trump for not engaging in riots | India News


The main Democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, attacked the president of the United States, Donald Trump, for failing in human rights leadership, saying Trump’s comment that he would handle the riots over the Citizens Amendment Act (CAA) ) depended on India was inappropriate.

Sanders tweeted on Wednesday: “More than 200 million Muslims call India home. The widespread violence against the anti-Muslim mafia has killed at least 27 and wounded many more. Trump responds by saying: “That depends on India.” This is a failure of human rights leadership. ” Sanders confronted Trump for his reaction at the press meeting here about questions about the clashes.

In a milder reaction, which supported the Indian government, a senior official of the US state department. UU. He also tweeted about violence in Delhi, urging calm and respect for the right to peaceful assembly. “Our hearts are with the families of the deceased and wounded in New Delhi,” Alice G Wells, chief deputy assistant secretary for South and Central Asia affairs in the state department, tweeted Thursday.

“We echo the call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to calm and normalcy and urge all parties to maintain peace, refrain from violence and respect the right to peaceful assembly,” he wrote.

BJP Secretary General (organization), B L Santhosh, responded to Sanders’ tweet on Thursday and said his party could be “forced” to play a role in the US presidential elections to be held later this year. He, however, soon deleted his tweet.

Santhosh posted a strong reaction at 7.45 on Thursday morning, saying: “How neutral we want to be, you force us to play a role in the presidential elections. Sorry to say … but you are forcing us. ”

While BJP did not react to the tweet and elimination of Santhosh, clearly a political error, the general secretary of the party evidently realized that h

We could have crossed the line and acted hastily in making the statement on social media.

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Sanders confronted Trump about his reaction at the press conference here about questions about the clashes during his visit, saying: “As for individual attacks, I heard about that, but I didn’t discuss it with him (PM Modi). That depends on India. ”

In addition to the Democratic presidential candidate, other influential senators also expressed concern about Wednesday’s events. “We are alarmed by the recent violence in New Delhi. We continue to support an open dialogue on issues of great concern to advance our long-term vital relationship,” said Senator Mark Warner of the Democratic Party and John Cornyn of the Republican Party. in a joint statement. they are co-chairs of the Indian Senate Caucus, the largest country-specific caucus in the United States Senate.

Richard N Hass, who heads the powerful Foreign Relations Council, said the reason for India’s relative success has been that its large Muslim minority considered itself Indian. “But this is at risk due to the government’s attempts to exploit identity policies to gain political advantages,” he said.

Early in the day, the United States Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) urged the Indian government to take rapid measures for the safety of its citizens. Expressing “grave concern” about the violence, the US agency said the Indian government should provide protection to people regardless of their faith amid reports of an attack against Muslims.

And yesterday, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives of the United States said its president, Eliot Engel, was “deeply concerned about deaths from community violence in India” (reported in the final edition of Thursday).

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