US Secretary of State John Kerry, who was scheduled to visit shrines in Delhi today, had to cancel his trip due to heavy rains in Delhi.
Kerry courted controversy on Monday when he let out his plans to visit a gurdwara, temple and mosque—giving a gentle reminder to Modi ‘regime’ that India is still a secular state with multi-cultural ethnicity.
He was due to pay visit at Sisganj Gurudwara, Jama Masjid and Gauri Shankar temple in Delhi on Wednesday.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has made all the necessary arrangements for him to visit the three shrines.
But at the last moment Kerry had to cancel his visit due to heavy rains.
The US envoy had a glimpse of Delhi’s monsoon traffic on Monday, when he was stuck for an hour in Delhi traffic with his crew.
Yesterday, Johh Kerry met India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and called on Pakistan to take step against terrorism. Making his stand clear Kerry said, “My hope is that Pakistan as a country is not isolated by this but is encouraged by this.”
He asked Pakistan to join other countries to end terrorism and added, “It is vital that Pakistan join with other nations in tackling this challenge, and in fairness in recent weeks and months they have been moving more authoritatively in the western part of the country.”
Today, John Kerry will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and push forward the talks for better military cooperation between the two countries.