27th April 2012
US government must let Modi enter USA, or disclose its full reasons
I'm a staunch enemy of BJP – a hugely corrupt, often violent political group. And I have a big question mark about Modi, a major BJP member, on whom I maintain a public dossier.
But I disagree with the idea that anyone should be denied entry to USA just because some petty bureaucrat in the US government has formed a view that a person is "responsible for serious violation of religious freedom" [Source]. This is not a transparent process. It raises more questions than it answers.
An ELECTED Chief Minister from the WORLD'S LARGEST DEMOCRACY – India – should NOT be denied entry into USA WITHOUT FULL PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF REASONS.
I call upon the US to fully disclose its findings re: Modi, OR let him enter USA.
The USA SHOULD NOT ostracise someone officially without public proof. This is a very bad way to "promote" liberty and democracy – to refuse an ELECTED official entry into USA while allowing dictators (Chinese and others) full access.
Unless Modi is convicted, he MUST be deemed to be innocent – for ALL official purposes. In my mind he is almost certainly guilty, but I'm searching for evidence.
A government can't afford the luxury of blacklisting someone without PUBLIC PROOF.
This black mark on USA (not on Modi!) can only be removed by letting Modi enter USA.