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Cameron fails British Muslims killed in Gujarat

27th Nov 2015

Sir, David Cameron personally and rightfully intervened to ensure Karl Andree, 74, doesn’t face 350 lashes for making wine in Saudi Arabia; yet the lives of three British Muslims killed by Hindu extremists in India mean nothing to our PM. I am prepared to wager everything I own that Cameron will not even mention the trio or ask about developments into their case when he meets India’s Narendra Modi, nor will he address the rising sectarianism, anti-Muslim violence and discrimination sweeping India since Modi’s Hindu nationalist BJP came to power.
Hind Haroon
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Sir, I am sad that our Prime Minister, is inviting Modi to the UK and giving him a red carpet treatment when he did nothing to prevent the murder of 2,000 Muslims and rape of hundreds of Muslim women in Gujarat when he was the Chief Minister. How can he invited such a person and give him such a grand treatment. Doesn’t he care about his extremist views and actions? He is such a divisive leader as it has also been seen after he became India’s Prime Minister. As you have reported, under Modi’s rule Muslims and other minorities are being attacked and killed. He has not condemned such atrocities.Cameron keeps on reminding us about British values. Why does he invite those who do not adhere to such values?
Ahmed Patel

Sir, Great coverage of India, especially highlighting the lives of minorities under Modi. It was timely as he was coming to the UK. Our Government is turning a blind eye to Modi’s sectarian rule. Modi was also implicated on the murders and rapes that took place under his rule in Gujarat in 2002. Under Modi’s premiership India has gone worse with atrocities against minorities – Muslims, Christians, Dalits is on therise and he is doing nothing about it.Our foreign policy is unethical. All we care about is how to make more money. Human rights is thrown out of the window.
Ali Shah

Sir, Muslims not allowed to rent or buy house in Hindu areas in India’ – This is 100% true as I am from Kolkata and currently studying in Delhi. Firstly, they do not allow to rent their home to Muslims if in case it is given, a special warning is given that you are not allowed to cook meat or even chicken.
And in India, a general perception is created in the minds of Muslims that there is no safe haven in Hindu areas due to rise in the number of communal violence cases in the country after the BJP Government came.
Faraz Akhtar
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