Keep off religious matters: Shiv Sena to ”Trump Maharaj”

TIL Desk/National/Mumbai/ The Shiv Sena on Monday asked visiting US President Donald Trump “not to interfere” in issues pertaining to religious freedom in India as the same were India”s “internal matter”. Referring to media reports that Trump is likely to express his reservations on aspects of religious freedom with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Sena said that besides faith, issues like Shaheen Bagh, Citizenship (Amendment) Act, National Register of Citizens and National Population Register are “all domestic concerns of India” which the (Indian) government is tackling.

“This country is run by a democratically elected government and needs no lessons from outsiders on matters pertaining to freedom or dignity… it will be better if the US President completes his ”sight-seeing tours” of Ahmedabad, Delhi and Agra and packs off,” the Sena said in a sharp edit in the party-run newspapers, Saamana and Dopahar Ka Saamana.

Elaborating, it said the Trump is essentially visiting India on ”a business trip” intended to give a boost to imports-exports between the two nations. Trump is presently on a two-day visit to India along with his wife, daughter and son-in-law, apart from an official delegation. “There is celebration in Ahmedabad, followed by viewing (Delhi CM Arvind) Kejriwal”s achievements in the education sector. Wonder when will he (Trump) review Modi”s works,” the Sena said with a hint of sarcasm.

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