The Narendra Modi government attracted more criticism over the violence in Delhi with US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calling out president Donald Trump for entering an arms deal with India. 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.”
Cortez shared a report by The Guardian that called the Delhi violence a “Hindu nationalist rampage”. Cortez’s comments come after Democratic presidential candidate and senator Bernie Sanders’s reaction to the violence in northeast Delhi. Sanders too had criticised Trump for his show of great friendship with Narendra Modi at a time when Delhi was burning.
“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.…
2000 Outsiders Occupied Two Schools To Execute Delhi Riots (Mar 5, 2020, HW)
New Video Of Delhi Clashes Shows Firing On Crowd From Hospital Rooftop (Mar 6, 2020, NDTV)
‘Police forced them to say they burnt their own masjid’: Minor detained and beaten by police (Mar 4, 2020, News Laundry)
In Delhi’s worst violence in decades, a man watched his brother burn (Mar 6, 2020, Washington Post)https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/in-delhis-worst-violence-in-decades-a-man-watched-his-brother-burn/2020/03/05/892dbb12-5e45-11ea-ac50-18701e14e06d_story.html