India has constitutionally enshrined rights for minorities: U.S

India is a vibrant democracy which has constitutionally enshrined rights for minorities for freedom of religion, a senior Trump Administration official said.

The United States has conversations about human rights with all countries including India, Alice Wells, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, told Washington audience.

"India is a vibrant democracy which has constitutionally enshrined rights for minorities, for freedom of religion," she said.

In response to a question if human rights issue came up during the recently held '2+2' Dialogue between India and the U.S on September 6 in New Delhi, she said: "We respect democracies. We respect democracies because we believed democracies are self correcting because there are institutions at play."

"I think the spirit of the dialogue takes place within that framework of respect for one another and the fact that we stand for and have fought for and have been trained in institutions, these principles, and recognizing that we too are not immune from criticism, Alice said.

(Agencies)