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Thursday, 11 October 2012

UK moves to normalise ties with Gujarat; Modi says 'better late than never'

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UK moves to normalise ties with Gujarat; Modi says 'better late than never'
Clean Media Correspondent

New Delhi, Oct 11 (CMC) Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Thursday welcomed the UK government's initiative towards normalising ties with Gujarat which also asked the British high commissioner to India to visit the state and meet him.
"Der Aaye Durasta Aaye!! I welcome UK Govt's step for active engagement & strengthening relations with Guj. God is Great," Modi wrote on his Twitter account.
Minister of state in UK Foreign Office, Hugo Swire, in a press release said that "it will allow us to discuss a wide range of issues of mutual interest and to explore opportunities for closer cooperation".

He also said that "we want to secure justice for the families of the British nationals who were killed in 2002. We want to support human rights and good governance in the state."

According to The Hindu newspaper in April, human rights campaigners in the United Kingdom had proposed that immigration rules be used to keep out Modi because of his alleged role in the 2002 Gujarat riots.

Under the immigration rules non-European Union citizens accused of serious human rights abuses may be banned from entering Britain.

When Modi was allowed to visit Britain in 2003 there were protests in Britain. The BJP leader's visit to Britain in 2005 was called off after a rights groups mounted a campaign to get an arrest warrant against him.

Der Aaye Durasta Aaye!! I welcome UK Govt's step for active engagement & strengthening relations with Guj. God is Great nm4.in/T7QvZ8

1 comment:


  1. The Western world knows, how to utilize the opportunity..

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