Indian Muslim Council to Protest against Visit of Narendra Modi

"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," says an email message received from the Indian Muslim Council. It adds: "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…

"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. "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…"


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