U.S. Congress was, and continues to be, concerned about the treatment of Muslims in India. This was told by the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. She told this during a conversation with Chairman of the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) John Chambers at a Forum event in Washington DC.
The Hindu quoted Ms Pelosi as saying, “We were proud to welcome him [Prime Minister Modi] …to a joint session of Congress [in 2016]. We had some concerns about the treatment of Muslims in India — I have to mention it — then and now.”
However, Ms. Pelosi praised Mr. Modi’s oratorical skills, citing a speech he gave during her visit to India with former U.S. President Barack Obama. She called it “one of the most fantastic speeches” she had ever heard.