US Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders slams President Donald Trump’s silence over mob violence against Indian Muslims

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US Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders slams President Donald Trump’s silence over mob violence against Indian Muslims

ISLAMABAD - United States presidential candidate and Democratic member of the US Senate, Bernie Sanders slams President Donald Trump’s silence over mob violence against Indian Muslims

Sanders on Wednesday said that the selective statement of US President Donald Trump on anti-Muslim mob violence in India was a failure of leadership on human rights.

In a message shared on social networking platform Twitter, Sanders said that more than 200 million Muslims call India home and Trump terming the spread of anti-Muslim mob violence an internal matter for the authorities was a failure of leadership on his part.

"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," he tweeted.

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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.link es-to-22-in-delhi-violence-as-modi-issues-plea-for-calm/2020/02/26/2cb8e0d8-589f-11ea-8efd-0f904bdd8057_story.html … link Death toll rises to 27 in Delhi violence as Modi issues plea for calm

The clashes are the worst communal violence in India’s capital in decades. washingtonpost.comy link link

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Sporadic violence hit parts of Delhi overnight as gangs roamed streets littered with the debris of days of sectarian riots that have killed 32 people, police said Thursday. Thousands of riot police and paramilitaries patrolled the affected northeast fringes of the Indian capital.

The unrest is the latest bout of violence over a new citizenship law championed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which triggered months of demonstrations that turned deadly in December.

The law is discriminatory toward the Muslim minority of the country.

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