Obama Muslim Remarks: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has hit back at former US President Barack Obama’s remarks regarding the security of minorities in India. On Sunday, Sitharaman said that 6 Muslim majority countries were bombed because of Barack Obama. “It was surprising that when the PM was visiting the US, a former US President (Barack Obama) was making statements about Indian Muslims,” he said.
Sitharaman said, “I am speaking with caution, we want good friendship with America. But from there come the comments about India’s religious tolerance. Maybe because of him (Obama) 6 Muslim majority countries were bombed.”
“Whose regime bombed seven Muslim countries, he is commenting on India”
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Sitharaman said- who will take them seriously?
Nirmala Sitharaman said that from Syria to Yemen, from Saudi to Iraq, was there no bombing? At that time a war like situation was created in 7 countries and 26,000 bombs were dropped. When such leaders comment on India’s religious tolerance, who will take them seriously?
#WATCH | FM Nirmala Sitharaman says, “…It was surprising that when PM was visiting the US, a former US President (Barack Obama) was making a statement on Indian Muslims…I am speaking with caution, we want a good friendship with the US. But comments come from there on India’s… pic.twitter.com/6uyC3cikBi
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Sitharaman also criticized the opposition
Hitting out at the opposition parties, Sitharaman said their leaders go abroad and do not speak in favor of India. Sitharaman said that he cannot defeat PM Modi. It is worth mentioning that during his recent US tour, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had said that the poor and minority community people in India are feeling helpless.
The former Congress MP said, “Indians do not believe in hating each other. A small group of people who control the system and the media are fanning the flames of hatred.”
What did Obama say?
Soon after PM Modi and US President Joe Biden addressed a joint press conference in Washington DC, former President Barack Obama had said that if he had a conversation with Modi, he would discuss the rights of ethnic minorities in India.
In an interview with CNN, Obama said that if I were to talk to Modi, part of my argument would be that if you don’t protect the rights of ethnic minorities in India, there is a strong possibility that at some point India will will start to separate. We’ve seen what happens when you have these kinds of big internal conflicts. This would be against the interests of India.
What did the Prime Minister say on minorities in India?
In a press conference at the White House in Washington, PM Modi said that there is absolutely no place for discrimination in India. PM Modi’s statement came in response to a journalist’s question about the steps being taken by the government to improve the rights of Muslims and other minorities.