Trump's condemnation of Kansas attack and why India did not issue a demarche

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New Delhi, Mar 1: It may have been a delayed response, but US President Donald Trump finally condemned the shooting at Kansas in which one Indian engineer died. Trump during his first address to the Congress condemned the attack. He said that such incidents remind us that while we may be a nation divided on policies, we remain a country that condemns hate in all forms.

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India has welcomed the statement by Trump. Officials in Delhi said that he made the comments at the right place. It was a bit delayed, but it has been made, a senior official said. Meanwhile Salabh Kumar, Republican, Hindu Coaltion said, " I thank President Trump for making this statement of condemnation on the Kansas attack.

India had taken very seriously the incident and even planned on lodging a diplomatic protest or demarche against the US. However by Tuesday evening the MEA clarified that no demarche would be issued. India instead said that it appreciated the proactive response from the United States of America.

India said that the US actions had "obviated the need for a demarche by the government on this matter." The spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, Gopal Baglay said that the US had committed to investigate the incident and also prosecute the case.

Following the incident there were talks held between Indian and US officials. Sources say that India raised the issue very strongly and wanted action. India said that it needs its citizens to be protected at any cost. Moreover the investigation and prosecution must be held at a rapid pace as it is very important to send a strong message, officials also told the US. The US on its part assured India of all possible action and also protection of Indians.

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