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US congressman criticizes Trump over deal with India

US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — US Congressman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez today criticized US President Donald Trump for the arms deal with India.

“President Trump is signing weapons deals with Modi while his administration is ethnically cleansing the country’s religious minorities,” the Democratic lawmaker wrote on Twitter.

“We must not allow this increase in sectarian violence,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

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Trump on his visit to India last month signed defense, energy and telecommunications deals.

India will buy US $ 3 billion worth of helicopters and other US military equipment.

His visit was marked by the deadliest religious riots in the Indian capital in decades.

In addition to the 47 victims, shops, schools and homes were burned as thugs terrorized residents in northeast New Delhi for four days. Police, criticized for their slow response, managed to get things under control.

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