U.S. President Barack Obama folds his hands in a traditional Indian greeting after he addressed a gathering at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi on Tuesday (January 27, 2015). Obama weighed in on one of India's most sensitive topics as he wound up a visit on Tuesday, making a plea for freedom of religion to be upheld in a country where relations between Hindus and minorities have come under strain. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
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NEW DELHI (RNS) Obama's speech was widely interpreted as a message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party, whose rise to power emboldened activists to declare India a nation of Hindus.