Donald Trump says Narendra Modi is for religious freedom

Updated: Feb 26, 2020, 09:28 IST | Agencies | New Delhi

Describing the Kashmir issue as a "big problem" between India and Pakistan, Trump said it is "a thorn in a lot of people's sides"

Modi hugs Trump after press conference on Tuesday. Pic/AFP
Modi hugs Trump after press conference on Tuesday. Pic/AFP

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that issues involving the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) are up to India and asserted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants people to have religious freedom. Trump, who held comprehensive talks with Modi on the second and the last day of his visit, said these were great and fantastic two days.

"I'm gonna be not at all controversial because...I don't want to blow the two days plus two days of travel on one answer, one little answer, like John will ask me one simple question and you will blow it out and that will be the end of the trip. You wont even talk about the trip. So I will be very conservative in my answers if you don't mind," Trump said at a press conference.

Describing the Kashmir issue as a "big problem" between India and Pakistan, he said it is "a thorn in a lot of people's sides". However, he clarified that he is not offering to mediate. "We discussed it. Prime Minister Modi said they work very closely with Muslims," Trump replied when asked if raised the allegations of discrimination against Muslims in India.

Melania Trump interacts with students at Sarvodaya Co-Ed Senior Secondary School in New Delhi on Tuesday. pic/afpMelania Trump interacts with students at Sarvodaya Co-Ed Senior Secondary School in New Delhi on Tuesday. Pic/AFP

"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.

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