Delhi: Haley visits Gauri Shankar Mandir, Jama Masjid, gurdwara, church
The US envoy to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, visited a temple, mosque, gurdwara, and church in Delhi, a day after she said freedom of religion was as important as freedom of people and their rights. On her first India tour as the US envoy to UN, Haley visited Gauri Shankar Mandir, Jama Masjid, Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib, and Central Baptist Church today morning.
Haley, who is the daughter of Sikh immigrants from Punjab, also prepared rotis for langar at the gurdwara. After visiting the Jama Masjid, she interacted with a child who was sitting outside the mosque. The US envoy to the UN had yesterday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed ways to enhance India-US cooperation in various fields, including counter-terrorism.
Haley had also met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and discussed ways to deepen the ongoing cooperation between the two countries at the UN. She also met Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi yesterday and reiterated America's commitment to end child trafficking.
Accompanied by the US ambassador to India, Kenneth Juster, Haley began her India tour with a visit to the majestic tomb of Mughal emperor Humayun. Speaking to reporters in India, Haley 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.