India needs to cherish and nurture its Muslims: Obama


India needs to cherish and nurture its Muslim population that is integrated and considers itself Indian, former US president Barack Obama said on Friday. It is an idea that needs to be reinforced, the former president said at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. Mr. Obama said he had emphasised the need for religious tolerance and the right to practice one’s own faith during closed door talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his last trip to India in 2015. The 44th US president, who held office between 2009 and 2017, had made similar comments during a public interaction on the last day…

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