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Wednesday, April 28, 2010 11:16:02 AM, TCN News
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New Delhi: British Indian Muslims and the family members of slain MP Ehsan Jafri welcomed and appreciated the two German MPs-Ute Granold and Pascal Kober- for their courage to express truth about Gujarat CM Narendra Modi and brutality against Muslims in the state.
After a visit to Gujarat earlier this month, the two MPs expressed concern over discrimination and injustice against Muslims there and compared Modi with Hitler.
Ms. Ute Granold from German’s ruling party Christian Democratic Union and her colleague Pascal Kober from the Free Democratic Party who came on a visit to India observed that not everyone in India was entitled to protection under the rule of law and to choose their religion freely. They referred Modi as a dictator and drew parallels between Gujarat under Modi and Germany under Hitler.
The chairman of Council of Indian Muslims—CIM (UK) Munaf Zeena praised and thanked the two MPs for their honest conclusion and fearlessly expressing their views on human rights situation in the Indian state of Gujarat endorsing the European Union’s decision to declare state’s Chief Minister Narendra Modi persona non grata.
In a letter a to German Chancellor Ms Angela Merkel, Zeena referred to a leaked report by the British High Commission in Delhi in 2002 in which a senior British High Commission official in India wrote to the Foreign Office in London: “The violence had all the hallmarks of ethnic cleansing and that reconciliation between Hindus and Muslims is impossible while Modi remains in power."
Zeena also criticized Zafar Sareshwala, CMD, Parsoli Corporation, and one of those Indian Muslim businessmen who protested against German MPs and defended Modi.
“As for the defense of Modi by one or two Muslim businessmen in Gujarat does not have any meaning because they are the same persons who had agreed to bargain their conscience for some petty financial interests in 2003 and have no standing and credibility among the Muslims in Gujarat or elsewhere in India” Zeena wrote in the letter.
Notably, Sareshwala who has businesses in UK and Gujarat had welcomed and met Narendra Modi in 2003 during an unofficial visit to London.
Besides CIM, the family members of Ehsan Jafri who was dismembered alive by Hindu extremists during the genocide of Muslims in Gujarat in 2002 have also wrote a letter to the German Chancellor congratulating the MPs.
“We applaud the courage your MPs have shown and commend your determination in helping the course of justice in Gujarat. That determination and courage are the valuable source of strength for the thousands of victims of Gujarat massacre who are working towards getting justice for their losses”, they said.
They also said that maybe some people for their own interest like Zafar Sareshwala and some other because of fear join the voices praising Modi but there are 200,000 people who having been subjected to serious violations of human rights and denied justice by Modi are still seeking justice from judicial system of the country.
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