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Friday, September 11, 2009 03:33:39 PM, News Desk

Malegaon: In a press release yesterday, Indian Muslim Federation (UK) strongly deplored the fDi magazine's decision to honour and invite Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to UK.


“Modi’s visit to UK or honouring Gujarat state, will harm the cohesive relationship of Indian Community in UK", IMF (UK) President Shamsuddin Agha said in the strongly worded press release.


Earlier, the fDi had chosen Narendra  Modi as its Asian Personality of the Year (2009). Faced with opposition and condemnation within and outside India, however, fDi’s website now announced, “Following a review prompted by the ongoing investigation into the 2002 Gujarat riots, fDi has decided to present its award to Gujarat state, rather than Narendra Modi, the state's chief minister.”


While appreciating the fDi decision to revoke invitation to Modi, Indian Muslim Federation (UK), an organisation with UN NGO status deplored honouring present day state of Gujarat.


"Modi was chief minister of Gujarat at the time of the riots. Modi's alleged role in connection to the riots is under investigation in which over 2,000 innocent people were killed", said the release.


The release further states, "This open state sponsored massacre of minority Muslims occurred in 2002 under Modi's tenure as Chief Minister. In addition, hundreds of women were gang raped on the streets of Gujarat, over 150,000 people were ethnically cleansed and an estimated damage of £500 million was caused to minority owned properties. Narendra Modi is widely regarded as the architect of these massacres, considered to be the most brutal in the history of India since its Independence. After almost 7 years of evasion from any judicial purview on April 24th 2009 the Indian Supreme Court finally asked a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the role of 64 people, including that of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the Gujarat 2002 riots cases.”


“UK based Indian Community does not want to see Narendra Modi receive any award in UK”, IMF president Agha said in the press statement.


The Indian Muslim Federation (UK) has also urged UK Government to refuse visa to Narendra Modi to safeguard the cohesive relationship among Indian Community in UK.


The Indian Muslim Federation (UK) has asked its members to write individually and collectively to their local MPs and Foreign Secretary David Miliband in protest and requesting to refuse UK visa to Narendra Modi.
























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Be advised there is NOT an awards ceremony regarding the regional winners. It is merely a matter of the recognition in the magazine and our website.

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