Oman Daily Observer

Kamala nudges Modi on human rights


WASHINGTON: US Vice-president Kamala Harris invoked her familial ties to India as she gently pressed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on human rights during a history-making meeting between America’s first vice-president of Indian descent and the leader of a country that has become an increasing­ly close ally. Harris, during public remarks at her ceremonial office before the closed-door session, told Modi that as democracie­s around the world are under threat “it is imperative that we defend democratic principles and institutio­ns within our respective countries.” “I know from personal experience and from my family of the commitment of the Indian people to democracy,” she said.

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