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2002 Gujarat Riots

PRAFUL BIDWAI COLUMN

Don't forget Gujarat-2002 or Delhi-1984

AFTER President Pranab Mukherjee's address to Parliament, many people believe Prime Minister Narendra Modi is turning to “moderation”; some predict he'll evolve into a liberal “Modi 2.0.” They point to Mukherjee's announcement of a “national plan” to control communal violence, and emphasise that Modi regretted the lynching of a Muslim professional in Pune by a Hindutva mob. Many plead that Modi must be treated leniently. He has put the 2002 butchery of Gujarat's Muslims behind; 12 years on, that “one-off” error...

US continues to maintain silence on Modi's visa status

US continues to maintain silence on Modi's visa status

The US continued to maintain silence on granting a visa to BJP leader Narendra Modi, whose party-led NDA is projected by exit polls to form the next government in India. "We don't speak on visa acceptances, applications, etcetera, so I don't have anything for you on that," State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters...

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