[Reader-list] Fwd: stop the award to narendra modi
murali.chalam at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 14:54:57 IST 2009
What do we do to Sonia who has accepted the Order of Leopold, which
evokes the gruesome memories of Leopold's mass murders and genocide in
Zaire (erstwhile Belgian Congo).
By accepting the ‘Order of Leopold’ from the King of Belgium in
November 2006, she has clearly shown that she has contempt for India
and the Indian people. She has greater contempt for the Law of Indian
On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 2:37 PM, Shilpa Phadke<phadkeshilpa at gmail.com> wrote:
> There is a petition online protesting the award to Modi.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: shabnam hashmi <shabnamhashmi at gmail.com>
> Date: Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 11:17 PM
> Subject: stop the award
> To: shabnam hashmi <shabnamhashmi at gmail.com>
> The Financial Times group in London has decided to confer the 'FDI Asian
> Personality of the Year 2009’ on Narendra Modi. It is well known and
> documented by over 30 human rights fact finding reports that he was
> complicit in and personally responsible for the communal carnage that
> occurred in Gujarat in 2002, seen as India’s worst instance of violence
> against minorities. Even today over 5000 families of Internally Displaced
> Muslims, the victims of 2002 communal carnage live in rehabilitation
> colonies built by NGOs as they have not been allowed to return to the
> villages which bear the sign of the Hindu Rashtra. It will be a matter of
> great shame if this award is given to him. The FT Group, is part of Pearson
> PLC, a London headquartered media conglomerate. The current CEO is Marjorie
> Scardino, she serves on the board of MacArthur Foundation, which ironically
> gives out peace grants.
> The award in question has been instituted by the FDI Magazine [glossy,
> 15,000 circulation], which is part of the FT Group. It is a fortnightly and
> focuses on the business of globalisation.
> The panel which chose Modi include the editor at FDI Mag -- Courtney Fingar,
> [E-mail: courtney.fingar at ft.com/ Tel: +44 (0) 20 7775 6365].
> I am sending a letter of protest to the British High Commissioner tomorrow.
> Please write to the British High Commissioner ( *Email:*
> web.newdelhi at fco.gov.uk) and send copies to courtney.fingar at ft.com or write
> to her directly.
> shabnam hashmi
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