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|Rights bodies oppose Modi's US trip
Milli Gazette Online
The Gujarat pogrom, which killed about 3,000 Muslims and rendered thousands homeless in 2002, continues to haunt its architect Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Protests are being organised by human rights activists in the US ahead of his Florida trip where he will be guest of honour at the Asian American Hotel Owners Association on March 24.
A group of human rights activists and civil rights organisations under the banner of 'Coalition Against Genocide' have decided to protest against Modi at the convention. The activists have posted messages on their websites and sent e-mails requesting people to support their campaign. The council in its website also announced the launch of a 'multi-pronged campaign against
Coalition Against Genocide also started a mass signature campaign to protest against the State Department's decision to grant a visa to Modi. The Indian Muslim Council-USA, which is part of the coalition, calls Modi 'an architect of genocide and mass rapes of Gujarati Muslims'.
The IMC-USA has sent copies of a documentary film based on the Gujarat riots called Final Solutions to US policymakers and the media. Modi earlier faced opposition during his London trip on August 18, 2003.
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