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Bush's Rajghat visit draws fire

Suman Guha Mozumder in New York | February 28, 2006 10:28 IST

President George W Bush's plan to lay a wreath in honour of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat, New Delhi, during his visit to India this week has come under fire from Peace Action, the country's largest peace and disarmament organization with over 90,000 members nationwide.

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'Mahatma Gandhi was a man of non-violence and peace, and is a hero to people all over the world. As his war-strewn presidency shows, George Bush knows nothing about non-violence,' said Kevin Martin, executive director, Peace Action.

'Gandhi would in no way condone his actions. Bush should reconsider this cynical, disrespectful display of symbolism,' Martin said in a statement from Silver Spring, Maryland, the group's headquarters.

'Does Bush think Gandhi would bless one of the main purposes of this trip -- to promote nuclear aid to India?' asked Martin. 'Gandhi abhorred nuclear weapons and would surely call for the US and India to pursue the abolition of nuclear weapons.'

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Dear Sir, India got good culture. It tolerates any thing. By allowing Bush at Rahghat let us expect Mahatma Gandhi bless Bush the process of ...

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Who is this dumb american Kevin Martin? I'm tired of these people living in the lap of luxury in the US and UK dicatating to ...

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The road to hell is paved with good intentions....

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Interestingly, this anti nuke'peace' proponent lives in the USA!!! Will he give up the cosy creatue comforts over there in exchange of a simple lifestyle ...

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What has Pres.Bush done in the last 6 years that is determental to the interests of India to deserve protests like those being witnessed? Do ...

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