The White House, on June 26th, resisted strongly against the thugs who were harassing Sabrina Siddiqui, the Wall Street Journal reporter who posed Prime Minister Narendra Modi an inquiry about slowing down the democratic process in India at a press conference in the White House on June 22 after the Presidents. Modi’s bilateral visit to U.S. President Joe Biden.
The White House was aware of the harassment allegations, John Kirby, the U.S. National Security Council’s chief of strategic communications, stated on June 26, during a White House press briefing.
“It’s inexcusable, and we firmly condemn all journalist harassment in any form under any circumstance,” Mr. Kirby stated, noting that the act is “antithetical to the very tenets of democracy which were displayed last week at the State visit”.
Mrs. Siddiqui was called on by Vice President. Biden at a press interview on June 22nd, to answer questions. She sought out Ms. Modi what steps he is willing to adopt to safeguard minority rights, as well as the rights of Muslims as well as uphold freedom of speech. Mr. Modi defended democratic values in India in his reply.
The actress. Siddiqui was trolled online in relation to her motives, as well as her background following the incident.
“Since certain people have decided to draw attention to my history, I believe it’s appropriate to give an accurate photo. There are times when identities can be more intricate than we think,” she said. Siddiqui had tweeted on the 24th of June, with pictures of her wearing her Indian cricket shirt, and another (in Team India colors) as well as her father looking on as India takes home in the 2010 Cricket World Cup, as in the caption for the photos.
As some people have decided to highlight my history, I feel it is just right to present a more comprehensive image. There are times when identities can be more intricate than they appear.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre repeated the message of Mr. Kirby’s remarks shortly following the remarks of Mr. Kirby’s comments on June 26.
“We’re dedicated to a free press and that’s why we held a press conference the last week,” the press secretary stated.
“We definitely condemn any attempt to intimidate or harass journalists working to fulfill their duties,” Ms. Jean-Pierre stated.
Mrs. Jean-Pierre was asked whether Mr. Biden had accepted Mr. Modi’s reply to the question about rights to rights in India.
“I consider that this is for PM Modi to address as well as everyone else to comment or write on that. I’m not going discuss this from the moment,” she said, saying to the fact that she was of the opinion that the Biden administration is determined to protect the rights of the press. That was one of the reasons that the White House thought it was crucial that journalists be able to hear from not only Mr. Biden but also Mr. Modi. The Prime Minister isn’t very likely to answer inquiries from reporters.
Some people who were involved in the process said to The Hindu that it “took some time and effort” to convince the Indian party to accept jointly host a press conference that included Modi. Modi taking questions.
Ms. Jean-Pierre did not provide details of the exchange between Prime Minister Biden and the President regarding the rights of journalists and human rights in India she said that Mr. Biden “will never shy from” of having these discussions with the other leader.
“…I believe we’ve clarified our position about our position,” she added.