The House of Representatives of the US Parliament has passed a law regarding the actions and opinions of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. It was reported that studies on these figures would promote programs of bilateral exchanges between India and the United States.
The draft of the law was drafted by human rights activist and former MP John Lewis, who died this year. The bill was endorsed by Dr. Amy Bera, Member of Parliament of India. Eliot Ingel, chairman of the House's foreign affairs committee, said, "After this law, the two countries will study the principles of Gandhi and King and work together on many other issues including climate change, education, and public health."
Bera said that 'As the oldest and largest democracies in the world, the United States and India have a long tradition of upholding shared values, which was promoted by great figures like Gandhi, King, and American MP Lewis'. He said, this law will ensure his views and values and will remind him to follow in his footsteps.