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Modi visa: India regrets US decision

March 21, 2005 19:00 IST
Last Updated: March 22, 2005 00:15 IST

India has regretted that the United States did not revise its decision to deny a visa to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi despite its request for an urgent reconsideration.

The US on Monday reaffirmed its decision to deny a diplomatic visa to Modi and revoke his tourist and business visas.

External Affairs Ministry spokesman Navtej Sarna said it appeared to be 'based on selective judgement' and 'disregards the fact of the constitutional position of the chief minister of Gujarat as a democratically elected leader'.

Sarna said while it was the sovereign right of a country to grant or deny visas, 'the government does not find this decision by the US in keeping with the objectives that India and the US share as democratic countries'.

Meanwhile, Modi, who was scheduled to start a five-day visit to the US from Sunday, addressed a meeting in New York's Madison Square via a satellite link on Monday.

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Number of User Comments: 8

Sub: Keep regretting.

And lose more and more clothes.

Posted by chanakya

Sub: Visa Denial

It appears to me that U.S.A. has strategic interest in refusing the visa. Since it can never justify the war in Iraq, the country is ...

Posted by Shrenik Shah

Sub: wow! India regrets?

Come on! India regrets? who the heck said that? I'm an Indian studying in the US and I stand by US decision. Now, am I ...

Posted by Siva

Sub: Horrific decission

It is really a horrific decission. It only shows real time american arrogance.

Posted by anks

Sub: India regrets US decision

This is So Dumb to make such a big Issue of it. Modi Do your Work WELL and you would get the VISA. Money Dosent ...

Posted by Nirav Shah



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