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Modi visa: US mulls India's request

March 19, 2005 18:43 IST

The United States is assessing India's request for reconsideration of the decision to deny visa to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, American Embassy said on Saturday.

"The request of the Indian government for review of decision on denial of visa to Modi has been forwarded to the State Department. It is being assessed," Embassy spokesman David Kennedy said.

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He said the State Department would give a formal reply to the Indian government after assessing the request but refused the estimate how much time it would take.

The US revoked Modi's tourist/business visa and denied him diplomatic visa apparently over the Gujarat riots.

Modi was scheduled to make a five-day visit to US from Sunday.

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Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran subsequently summoned Deputy Head of US Mission Robert Blake and sought "urgent reconsideration" of the decision.

He also conveyed India's "concern and regret" over the decision.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also took serious objection to Washington's decision, describing it as not appropriate".

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Sub: Its a pitty.......

Its an awful decision.........Then India should deny Bush Entry to India, who is the biggest reason for war on Iraq.......and cruelty on innocent people in ...

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Sub: I welcome the US decision on not allowing Modi

Dear Congress I welcome your move on not issueing the visa. It was a right decision on the US Congress. In fact he is the ...

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The act of the US administration in denying Visa to Modi is very much unfortunate. When US can grant Visas to people creating International tension ...

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American government must, must, must, must must and hundred times must not give visa to Modi and also must no give visa to anyone who ...

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