US President Donald Trump is expected to raise U.S.’s concerns around the Citizenship Amendment act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) with Prime Minister Narendra Modi around his visit in India next week as per senior administration officials who had a briefing call with reporters on Friday.
Trump will also encourage a reduction in tensions and bilateral dialogue between India and Pakistan.
The official of the administration was asked a question about whether Mr Trump will raise the CAA and NRC with Mr Modi. To this, the official said, Mr Trump is concerned about these issues and that Mr Trump will talk about these issues with Prime Minister Modi. Particularly, Mr Trump is expected to raise the “religious freedom issue which is extremely important to the current U.S. administration as well as discuss the shared traditions of democracy and religious freedom both in public remarks and certainly in private.
Prime Minister Modi in his first speech after winning the election last year talked about how he would prioritize being inclusive of Indian religious minorities. And certainly, the world looks to India to maintain religious liberty and equal treatment for all under the rule of law, the official said.