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Donald Trump on CAA Protest: Up to India, Hope They Make Right Decision

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he discussed the issue of CAA Protests violence in Delhi and religious freedom with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and he wants people to have religious freedom.

On the violence in Delhi, President Trump said he did not discuss individual attacks, and those were up to India.

We did talk about religious freedom. I will say that the Prime Minister was incredible. He told me that he wants people to have religious freedom and they have worked hard to have great and open religious freedom. If we look at what’s going relative to other places, they worked hard on religious freedom, Mr. Trump said.

While talking about his position on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), US President Trump said, I don’t want to say anything about that. It is up to India. I hope it will take the right decision for its people.

At a news conference, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said the Citizenship law did not come up during talks between PM Modi and President Trump, noting the two leaders talked about religious harmony in a positive way.

“The issue of CAA did not come up, but with regard to what you mentioned, the term religious freedom, there was appreciation from both sides that pluralism and diversity are a common binding factor of both the countries,” he added.

Violence over the citizenship law burned Delhi for a second day on Tuesday that coinciding with Donald Trump’s first official visit to India as the number of deaths rose to at least 13.

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