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Visa denial won't impact ties: US

March 22, 2005 09:49 IST

Playing down the issue of denial of visa to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, theUnited Stateson Tuesday said it had nothing to do with bilateral relationship and was not a reflection of Washington's views on Gujarat Government.

"It is a specific case dealing with a specific visit. It is a technical matter related to a visa application," Adam Ereli, State Department Deputy Spokesman, said on Monday.

On the large scale protests by members of Indian community in America, especially from Gujarat, against the decision, Ereli said, "One should not make more of this decision than it is."

"It's a decision based on the interpretation of law with respect to a specific request for a visa. It is not a reflection of our views of the government of Gujarat or the people of Gujarat."

"And I would also (state) the great respect the United States has for the many successful Gujaratis who live and work
in the US and the thousands who are issued visas to the United States each month," he said.

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Sub: US clarifies on visa denial

US always want to have their justification based on their own requirement and judgement.I think people have no right to object.Well MOdis case-denial of visa ...

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Sub: Ya True

Yes we accept the excuse given by US on this issue. we should also not give Visa to Bush for entering India in December - ...

Posted by Dinkar Singh

Sub: US clarifies on via stand

No amount of explanation shasll offer satisfaction to us. Of course, anger apart, there is little point in reacting to this stupid action of the ...

Posted by s subramanyan

Sub: The most hypogritical nation on this planet called The Earth.

Having double and perhaps triple standards. Shamelessly. If we focus the same criteria that the Americans are wrongly applying to Narendra, on the cabinet of ...

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