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Sikh group urges Obama to cancel Modi’s visit
Publication Date : 14-08-2014
A US-based rights group, ‘Sikhs For Justice”, in a petition with over 100,000 signatures is calling upon the Obama administration to cancel the invitation to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi “for perpetrating violence against Muslims, Sikhs and Christians”.
The SFJ claimed in a press statement that it had obtained more than required numbers of signatures to their petition calling upon the US administration to disinvite Modi and was now demanding a response from the White House.
The petition was launched on July 21 by the SFJ after Obama invited the Indian PM for a summit at White House, effectively reversing the 2005 ban on Modi’s entry to United States imposed by the Bush administration.
Obama’s invitation was followed by Secretary Kerry’s visit to India during which he assured that the Indian PM would be granted US visa to attend the upcoming UN General Assembly session and White House summit.