Mr. Verma denounced the unacceptable rhetoric against Muslims.
Â US Ambassador to India Richard Verma on Tuesday said that the relations between India and the US has been at its best for the last two years and is unlikely to change after the polls.
Addressing the students of Jamia Millia Islamia, US Ambassador said that the good relationship is the result of the work done by previous governments, irrespective of the party affiliations of the President in office.
â€œThe importance of US-India foreign policy has risen to such a level that it is at the top set of issues for any President on the foreign policy front and it has taken a non partisan approach to US-India relations. So, I am confident that the importance to US-India relations will continue well into the future,â€ The Hindu quoted Mr. Verma.
â€œBoth our countries are melting pots where we celebrate and embrace diversity; respect minority rights and freedom of religion; guarantee equal protection under the law and protect the freedom of speech and assembly. The real promise and potential in this relationship is not any one government program, student exchange or transaction â€“ it is in our shared values,â€ he said.
However, Mr. Verma made it clear that he denounces the â€œunacceptable rhetoric against Muslims that is seen in many parts of the world, including the United States and particularly during this Presidential campaign season.â€
â€œWe see this in many parts of the world, with growing pockets of intolerance and anti-immigrant sentiment. This has included instances of unacceptable rhetoric against Muslims, including in the United States, and particularly during this Presidential campaign,â€ he added.