US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called out President Donald Trump for entering an arms deal with India, by sharing a report by The Guardian that called the Delhi anti-Muslim violence a “Hindu nationalist rampage”.
Cortez said in a tweet, “President Trump is engaging in arms deals with Modi while his administration is ethnically cleansing the country’s religious minorities. We must not enable this rise in sectarian violence.”
Four days ago, Democratic presidential candidate and Senator Bernie Sanders too had criticized Trump for his show of great friendship with Narendra Modi at a time when Muslims were targeted in Delhi pogrom by Hindutva groups.
“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,” Sanders had tweeted.