US wants India to swiftly condemn acts of religious violence: Official
The Trump administration wants the Indian government to swiftly condemn the acts of violence based on religion and hold the perpetrators accountable, a top official told lawmakers here, underlining that this will help boost India’s security and economic interests and strengthen India-US ties.
In its engagements with India, the Trump administration will continue to highlight the importance of preserving a diverse and inclusive society, Alice G Wells, Senior Bureau Official for South and Central Asian Affairs told the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee for Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation in a prepared statement on Wednesday. …
In her prepared statement submitted to the Congressional sub-committee, Wells told the lawmakers that India’s Constitution provides strong protections for fundamental freedoms, including religious freedom. “We look to India’s democratically elected leaders and institutions to swiftly condemn acts of violence on the basis of religion and hold perpetrators accountable. This will help further India’s security and economic interests and strengthen our bilateral relationship,” Wells said.…
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