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|INDIAN MUSLIM COUNCIL-USA
Protest the visit of the architect of the Gujarat Genocide and rapes
New York, 20 February, 2005: Narendra Modi, the
architect of genocide and mass rapes of Gujarati Muslims in March 2002
will be visiting the US on the 3rd anniversary of the Gujarat pogrom.
He has been invited as the guest of honor by the Asian American Hotel
Owners Association to address the AAHOA convention in Fort Lauderdale,
Florida on March 24 - 26 this year.
Inviting him is an outrageous act and must be condemned and countered. We
must use this occasion to apprise the US government, its policymakers and
media and human rights activists of the fact that the victims of Gujarat
genocide are still being persecuted. Supporters of the Fascist Hindutva
movement of which Modi is a leader have become well entrenched in the US
and this truth needs to be exposed. We must demand that the US law
enforcement agencies investigate the flow of funds to the Hindutva-fascists
in India who openly admire Hitler and talk of the Final solution for the
Muslims, Christians and other minorities of India.
By inviting a person such as Modi who had brought shame to India and
Hinduism, the current AAHOA leadership is working against the interests of
its members and of the Indian community in the US.
COALITION AGAINST GENOCIDE
IMC-USA along with its partners in the Coalition to Build a Better India
is working with its coalition partners to launch a multi-pronged campaign
against Modi and his supporters in the US ranging from legal arena to
political field and mass protests. The campaign will be run under the
banner of Coalition Against Genocide. The coalition will represent the
beautiful and colorful mosaic of the multi-religious and multicultural
India. IMC-USA will be a proud partner in this broad-based effort to
protect the pluralist ethos of India.
Please get involved and participate in the different fronts of this
campaign such as media, community mobilization and educating the policy
makers. IMC-USA is also mailing out Rakesh Sharma's award winning
documentary Final Solution to the US policymakers and the media.
Please donate generously to the campaign. Remember the enemies of humanity
are spending millions to spread hatred. By inviting Modi they have chosen
to honor a man who as the chief minister has shown scant regard for the
human rights of minorities in his state and elsewhere. Under his
stewardship thousands of men and boys were hacked to death and women and
girls raped and sexually tortured and humiliated before being burnt alive.
They have been persecuting Christians and moderate Hindus. Let us expose
the extremists who are silently and successfully infiltrating power
centers in the US and providing funds to their killer squads in India.
This is a great opportunity to undermine these extremists who have been
spreading hatred against Muslims and Islam in the US as well.
Act NOW to protect our interests in the US along with the US civil society
and to save the minorities and soul of India.
The untiring efforts of concerned people like you and human rights
activists have started to bear fruits. It is reported that the US State
department is planning to help the victims of Gujarat genocide get legal
redress! We should protest to the State department against their decision
to give visas to Hindutva extremist leaders such as Modi.
As the campaign unfolds you will be requested to undertake specific
actions. In the meantime, IMC-USA is requesting you to undertake the
following 4 actions during the first week of the campaign:
Help us fight the perpetrators of Genocide, by contributing financially.
Your donation is tax-deductable. Please write check to IMC-USA
Sign up for distributing this alert, flyers and getting petitions signed
in your communities.
Contact at least 10 friends and family members and urge them to join the
campaign. Spend 15 minutes every day for the sake of Gujarat victims and
to prevent more Gujarats in India and the US. Educate activists from other
communities and join the local chapter of the Coalition Against Genocide
Start making arrangements to come to Ft. Lauderdale, FL with your families
and friends to demonstrate against Modi
Contact the State department to protest the granting of visa to Modi and
other Hindutva extremists.
Contact the State Dept
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Tel: (202) 647-5225
Address: 2201 C St NW,
Washington, DC 20520
Paula J. Dobriansky
Under Secretary, Global Affairs
Phone: (202) 647-6240
Fax: (202) 647-0753
Bureau of South Asian Affairs
Fax: (202) 736-4333
Fax: (202) 647-6640
Express your outrage on granting Modi and other leaders the American visa.
Ask the State Dept. to help the victims of genocide get legal redress. Ask
them to work with the other branches in the government to stop the funding
of Hindutva extremists from their supporters in the US
All three top officials are women so ask them to be more sympathetic to
the victims of rapes and sexual mutilation in Gujarat
INDIAN MUSLIM COUNCIL - USA
Tel: (++1) (516) 567-0783 email@example.com
265 Sunrise Highway 1-355, Rockville Centre, NY 11570, USA
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; http://www.imc-usa.org q
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