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Citizens Online Petition to Oman to Disallow Narendra Modi’s visit

by sacw.net, 18 September 2009

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Friends:

The Sultanate of Oman is inviting Gujarat CM Mr. Narendra Modi to lead a business delegation (http://tt.ly/2q) to develop a port in Gujarat.

In February-March 2002, as Chief Minister of Gujarat, Mr. Modi presided over and orchestrated widespread riots in which about 2000 innocent men, women, and children were massacred and more than 200,000 were rendered homeless. Tens of thousands of displaced Muslims are still unable to return to their homes for the fear of further attacks. The process of justice has been subverted in Gujarat in order to deny justice to the Gujarati minorities. There have been many incidences of harassment of Christians and burning of their Churches.

Now Mr. Modi wants to become the Prime Minister of India some day. Indian electorate, however, has rejected his politics of hate at the last national election. So he is desperately courting foreign investments and collaborations to mend his image as a progressive leader towards that goal of becoming the prime minister. If Mr. Modi succeeds in moving to the Center, it would be a slap in the face of all those who care for human rights and seek justice for the victims of Gujarat genocide.

The US and larger Europe have shut the door on Modi by denying him the visa. He is courting smaller countries in a hope that once the door opens, even if slightly, in time it will open wide enough to propel him to the Center. We have to stop that. That process starts by signing this petition.

Please sign the petition to Oman government to show your concerns about their invitation to Mr. Modi. The petition URL is:

http://www.petitiononline.com/modi2009/petition.html