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US lawmakers raise alarm over Delhi violence

Feb 26, 2020 14:20 IST

The violence over the amended citizenship act in Delhi drew sharp reactions from US lawmakers, as it coincided with the 2-day visit of President Donald Trump. US Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal tweeted, the 'deadly surge of religious intolerance in India is horrifying'. She added democracies should not tolerate division and discrimination or promote laws that undermine religious freedom. Congressman Alan Lowenthal also called the violence a tragic failure of moral leadership. Democratic presidential candidate and Senator Elizabeth Warren said, it's important to strengthen relationships with democratic partners like India, but at the same time, the US govt must speak the truth about religious freedom, adding that violence against peaceful protesters is never acceptable."