Nikki Haley was on Thursday urged to resolve the issue of the 52 Indians, mostly Sikhs, who are currently held at a detention centre in the United States of America.
Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee general secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa interacted with Haley during her visit to Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib and he urged the US envoy to the UN to do her best to resolve the issue of Indian illegal immigrants seeking asylum in the US.
Taking to Twitter, Sirsa wrote: “We are humbled to have @nikkihaley Ji and @USAmbIndia paying obeisance at Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahab. We requested Nikki Ji to address the problem of 52 Indians detained in Oregon Jail. @nikkihaley Ji immediately took note and discussed it with @USAmbIndia to resolve the issue. We will be meeting Mr Ken Juster soon to discuss the matter in detail.”
Haley, daughter of Sikh immigrants from Punjab, prepared rotis for langar at the gurudwara.
“Meeting @nikkihaley Ji & @USAmbIndia has been a humbling experience. They both keenly did Langar Sewa. Nikki Ji conversed in Punjabi also. I would always cherish her joy on seeing Deg, getting Karah Parshad and mentioning her childhood & mom’s cooking,” he tweeted.
Haley had last visited India in 2014 when she was the South Carolina Governor. She is the first Indian-American to serve in a Cabinet-level position in any US presidential administration.
On Wednesday, she met India prime minister Narendra Modi and discussed ways to develop cooperation between India and the US. Haley also met foreign minister Sushma Swaraj.
“I am here to once again solidify our love for India, our belief in the friendship that India and the US have and our willingness to make that relation even stronger. In this day and time we see more and more reasons for India and the US to come together,” Haley said, according to PTI.