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Trump’s second day in India Violence in Delhi and support for Modi on ‘religious freedom’

On Feb. 24, President Trump made his first trip to India, the world’s largest democracy, and met with Indian leaders amid violent outbreaks in the capital. (Video: The Washington Post)
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NEW DELHI — President Trump commended Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “working very hard on religious freedom” and refused to discuss a controversial new citizenship law that set off protests across the country, saying that the matter was “really up to India.”

Trump’s comments came amid the worst outbreak of communal violence in India’s capital in decades. At least 13 people were killed in Delhi on Monday and Tuesday when clashes broke out between Hindus and Muslims in the northeastern part of the city.

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