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Nikki Haley visits religious sites from different faiths on India visit

PTI
Published : Jun 28, 2018, 4:41 pm IST
Updated : Jun 28, 2018, 4:41 pm IST

She visited the Gauri Shankar Mandir, Jama Masjid, Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib and Central Baptist Church today.

US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley meets with PM Modi. (Photo: @MIB_India/Twitter)
 US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley meets with PM Modi. (Photo: @MIB_India/Twitter)

New Delhi: The United States envoy to the United Nations, Nikki Haley visited a temple, mosque, gurdwara and church in Delhi on Thursday, a day after she said freedom of religion was as important as freedom of people.

On her first visit to India after becoming the US envoy to UN, Ms Haley visited the Gauri Shankar Mandir, Jama Masjid, Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib and Central Baptist Church this morning.

Ms Haley, who is the daughter of Sikh immigrants from Punjab, also prepared rotis for langar at the Gurudwara.

Also read: Watch: Nikki Haley prepares food for 'langar' at Delhi Gurudwara

After visiting the Jama Masjid, she interacted with a child who was sitting outside the mosque.

Ms Haley had on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed ways to enhance India-US cooperation in various fields, including counter-terrorism.

She had also met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and discussed ways to deepen the Indo-US strategic partnership and the ongoing cooperation between the two countries at the UN.

The US envoy to the UN also met Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Wednesday and reiterated America's commitment to end child trafficking.

Accompanied by the US ambassador to India Kenneth Juster, Ms Haley began her India tour with a visit to the majestic tomb of Mughal emperor Humayun.

Speaking to reporters there, she had said, "We think freedom of religion is just as important as freedom of rights and freedom of peoples."

She had visited India in late 2014 when she was the South Carolina Governor.

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