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Trump on CAA: PM Modi wants people to have religious freedom

  • Published at 10:40 pm February 25th, 2020
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald TrumpReuters

While speaking to the press, the US president lauded Modi and described him as a 'terrific' leader and India as a 'tremendous country'.

US President Donald Trump has said his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi wants people to have religious freedom in India.

Trump said he discussed the issue of religious freedom with Modi during his comprehensive talks and that the Indian leader wants people to have this freedom, The Times of India reported on Tuesday.

While speaking to the press, the US president lauded Modi and described him as a "terrific" leader and India as a "tremendous country."

Trump also spoke about his country’s peace deal with the Taliban and mentioned that India also wants it to happen, the report added.

The US president also said India worked hard in the past for religious harmony and freedom.

However, he did not talk with Modi about the issue where 11 people were killed and more than 150 were injured during a riot over CAA in Delhi on Tuesday, reported Hindustan Times.