Trump says CAA is India's matter, PM Modi wants people to have religious freedom

New Delhi: US President Donald Trump briefs the media, in New Delhi on Feb 25, 2020. (Photo: IANS)
US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he discussed the issue of religious freedom with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his comprehensive talks and that the Indian leader wants people to have this freedom. He also said that talked about his country's peace deal with the Taliban with Modi, and said that India will like to see it happen.

Addressing a press conference, Trump described Modi as a "terrific" leader and India as a "tremendous country".

"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.


However, when asked if he discussed the violent incidents here during his visit, he said that he didn't discuss individual attacks with PM Modi and "that is up to India".

When asked about Kashmir, Trump said that he has good relations with PM Modi and Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan and he's ready to mediate if both sides want him to. However, he did say that both the countries are trying hard to resolve the issue.

He also said that India is buying a lot of military hardware from the US.


To a question about reports of Russia trying to influence the US presidential poll, he said intelligence agencies never shared such information with him.