'Failure Of Leadership': Bernie Sanders Flays Trump’s Response To Delhi Riots
Over 200 million Muslims call India home. Widespread anti-Muslim mob violence has killed at least 27 and injured many more. Trump responds by saying, "That's up to India." This is a failure of leadership on human rights.https://t.co/tUX713Bz9Y— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 26, 2020
Earlier on Wednesday, US lawmakers had reacted sharply to violence in the Northeast Delhi. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren, sharing a news report, had said “violence against peaceful protesters is never acceptable”.
This week, President Trump visited India, when he was asked about the incidents of violence, he had said: “"As far as the individual attacks, I heard about it, but I didn't discuss that with him (PM Modi). That's up to India." US House Foreign affairs Committee too expressed deep concern over the violence ensuing in Delhi.
It’s important to strengthen relationships with democratic partners like India. But we must be able to speak truthfully about our values, including religious freedom and freedom of expression—and violence against peaceful protestors is never acceptable. https://t.co/UxkFNDI0rP— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) February 26, 2020
Chairman @RepEliotEngel: Deeply troubled by the deaths from the communal violence in India over the past couple of days.— House Foreign Affairs Committee (@HouseForeign) February 26, 2020
The right to protest is a key aspect in democracy, but they must remain peaceful and police must ensure the safety of all.https://t.co/SmVdg1HFD7
One reason for India’s relative success has been that its large Muslim minority saw itself as Indian. But this is at risk owing to govt attempts to exploit identity politics for political advantage. Truly short-sighted as both economically, socially costly https://t.co/r1Wj0m60sB— Richard N. Haass (@RichardHaass) February 26, 2020