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Rahul Gandhi in conversation with Nicholas Burns

Today, Rahul Gandhi had a conversation with the former American diplomat Nicholas Burns.

“I think why our (India and US) partnership works is because we are tolerant systems. You mentioned you are an immigrant nation. We are a very tolerant nation. Our DNA is supposed to be tolerant,” said Rahul.

Speaking about the current situation of the United States, Burns told Rahul that the US always had a problem of race and mistreatment of African Americans since the beginning of the founding of the country.

Burns termed the Minneapolis incident as horrible and millions of Americans trying to protest peacefully as their rights.

Over the past couple of weeks, massive protests were seen all around the world demanding justice for George Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American who died shortly after a police officer knelt on his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds. Viral video of the incident sparked violent protests across the US. The county medical examiner ruled his death a homicide and the officer involved, Derek Chauvin, has been charged with second-degree murder.

Rahul Gandhi has had various conversation in past with experts like former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan and industrialist Rajiv Bajaj on a variety of topics surrounding the coronavirus crisis with which India, and indeed the world at large, is grappling.

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