Congress’ Milind Deora praises Modi’s Houston event, gets thank you from PM

While Mr Trump did not explicitly endorse Mr Modi's moves in Kashmir, which have inflamed tensions with neighbouring Pakistan, his remarks risk being interpreted in Islamabad as signalling USA support.

Eyebrows were raised across political spectrum after Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked former Mumbai Congress chief and former South Mumbai MP Milind Deora for appreciating his recent Houston event. "Next week thousands of people will gather in Mumbai to watch the first ever NBA basketball game in India", he said.Later in a jovial manner he asked, "Am I invited Mr PM?"

Muraleedharan attended the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA), an inter-governmental forum.

He said that even though Trump had offered to mediate, India was refusing to talk to Pakistan. "He is my friend but he is also a good friend of India".

FM Qureshi and other high-ups, including Prime Minister Imran Khan, are in the USA in connection with the UN General Assembly session. The coalition spoke against human rights violations happening in the United States and in India.

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PM Modi also shared the strategies needed to combat terrorism and said that democratic values, diversity and inclusive development were the most important weapons to fight against extremism, radicalism, and ideologies that promote terrorism. But they have to both want it. "I honestly feel that this crisis is going to get much bigger, what is happening in Kashmir".

In a community reception later by the Texas India Foundation, Modi urged Indian Americans to help boost tourism in India by bringing at least five non-Indian families to the country. "The people of occupied Kashmir and Pakistan have rejected the Indian decision, while there is confusion over the annexation within India as nearly 14 constitutional petitions had been filed in the country against the move".

A strict lockdown and communications blackout was imposed in the region that has snapped off ordinary people's internet and mobile telephone service across much of occupied Kashmir. "Trump knows the advantage of associating with Indian Americans, whose gifts are critical to the prosperity of the countries in the 21st century", it included. It has now entered its 50th day.

The prime minister added that Trump has a responsibility to use his influence as a leader on the issue, saying he heads the most powerful country in the world.

  • Sonia Alvarado