The Indian American Muslim Council and the Council Against Genocide have hired a Washington, D.C. lobbying group to promote HR 417, a resolution that would deny a U.S. visa to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his alleged human rights violations.
Conversely, the Hindu American Foundation has launched an intensive campaign to oppose what it terms an “anti-India” measure, sponsored by Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Joe Pitts, R-Penn. The legislation has amassed 22 supporters in the House. It must pass the House Judiciary Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee before coming to the full floor for a vote.
Introducing the bill in the House Nov. 18, Ellison and Pitts said India’s religious minorities have suffered numerous human rights violations, including massive riots in Gujarat in 2002, which reportedly killed 2,000 Muslims over three days. Human Rights Watch has labeled the violence a “pogrom” against Muslims.
The riots began after a train carrying Hindus on a pilgrimage was set on fire by a Muslim mob, which killed 59 Hindus.
“Modi has become a figurehead for anti-India and anti-Hindu views,” said Kalra. “Resolutions like these speak of a larger bias against India,” he said, alleging that the IAMC and CAG have links to terrorist groups in India. Kalra alleged that Ubaid was connected to the Islamic Circle of North America, which was considered a Muslim Brotherhood front organization.
CAIR usually works to keep Indians out of the U.S. doesn’t it?
Meanwhile, in India, Fatwas ban outsiders’ entry into Muslim villages.
Back in Obama’s lawless, Constitution-less America, Indian diplomats are Arrested and strip-searched while Homeland Security helps smuggle illegal immigrant children into the U.S.
The Obama administration is making enemies, or being played by its enemies, everywhere it goes.