obama-us-indiajpeg-035e1_c0-0-3481-2029_s561x327President Obama on Tuesday made a forceful case for gender and religious equality in India and used examples from his own life — including claims that he’s secretly a Muslim — to make his point. Speaking at the government-run Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi, the president said India must learn to treat both women and religious minorities equally. India is nearly 80 percent Hindu but also has significant Muslim, Sikh, Buddhist and Christian populations. Mr. Obama said his own life offers an example of how some view one religion more favorably than others and seek to divide people along lines of faith.  “There were moments in my life where I’ve been treated differently because of the color of my skin,” he said. “There have been times where my faith has at times been questioned by people who don’t know me, or they’ve said that I adhere to a different religion, as if that were somehow a bad thing.” Mr. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are Christians, though unsubstantiated rumors that they are Muslim still persist. In his final public appearance in India on Tuesday, Mr. Obama offered his message on religious and gender equality after meetings with India’s new Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, who took office last May. Mr. Modi in 2005 was denied a a visa to the U.S. after religious riots resulted in the deaths of more than 1,000 Muslims in the state where he was the highest elected official. More