|US association against visa to Modi|
|Date: 14 Jul 2008|
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s plan to visit US may once go awry as some groups in the US are opposing his entry in the states. A group Coalition Against Genocide has written to US secretary of state Condoleeza Rice to not to grant visa to Modi.
There are reports that some NRGs have once again started efforts to call Modi in US for the forthcoming World Gujarati Conference. Protesting against this the group in a letter dated July 1 has urged not to issue visa to Modi stating that “the conditions under which he was denied a visa in 2005 remains largely unchanged and the minority community in the state continue to face human right violations”.
It may be recalled that the Association of Indian Americans of North America (AIANA) had invited Modi to their first conference in 2005. Modi was denied visa then. The association has arranged a second conference to be held in August this year and it has invited Modi.