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Narendra Modi denied US visa
Date: 18 Mar 2005
Source: Indian Express
URL: http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?new...

New Delhi, March 18: In a victory of sorts for various NRI groups, United States of America denied a diplomatic visa to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

Modi, already holding a US tourist and business visa, was also informed that these too have been revoked with immediate effect.

The reason given by the US was “serious violation of religious freedom”.

Various groups there had lobbied long and hard and sometimes with a great deal of animation before US lawmakers, thereby successfully bringing the matter to the forefront of public attention.

These groups had cited the Gujarat riots in 2002 that had happened after the Godhra train tragedy where Muslims were blamed for setting a coach full of Hindu passengers afire. 58 people died in the train. The riots, targeting the Muslim community, stretched on for days with the state authorities virtually paralysed in the face of violence.

At the helm of state affairs then and now, is Bharatiya Janata Party's Narendra Modi.

While the judiciary is still hearing the various cases related to the events, no one has been indicted so far.

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Final Solution


  Final Solution is a study of the politics of hate. Set in Gujarat during the period February/March 2002 - July 2003, the film examines the genocidal violence of the Hindutva right-wing by exploiting the Godhra train incident and then goes on to document the various acts of brutality that marked the violence that followed. It travels with the election campaign during the Assembly elections in Gujarat in late 2002, and documents the spread of hate and fascism that accompanied it.