European Union stresses on ‘accountability’ for 2002 Gujarat riots

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    At a time when Narendra Modi is reaching out to a cross-section of people nationally and internationally, the European Union on Thursday stressed on the “accountability” for the 2002 Gujarat riots, maintaining that the matter was of “interest” to everyone.

    It also said the issue of 2002 riots figured in its meeting with Mr. Modi, who had met the EU delegation last month after victory in the Gujarat assembly polls.

    “Modi came to (have) lunch with us in January at our invitation to discuss what happened in 2002. To discuss issues that have risen in terms of judicial process, accountability for 2002, to also discuss the development in Gujarat and his recent electoral victory,” said Joao Cravinho, Ambassador of the European Union to India.

    Asked if the EU, which has boycotted Mr. Modi for 10 years after the riots was softening up, he said, “The accountability of what happened in 2002, I think is the matter that is of interest to Indians and is of interest for people around the world.”

    He said that in India, there is a certain amount of emotion attached to what happened in 2002.

    “Yesterday, I understand the chief minister went and gave his speech (at SRCC college in Delhi) which was a matter of great interest but then there were others who were very unhappy... what I know is there is a certainly a lot of emotions in this matter.


    “And it is a matter that we will follow with great interest...,” he said.
    :rolleyes:

    Referring to last year’s verdict by a Gujarat court convicting BJP legislator Maya Kodnani and Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi along with 30 others for their role in the Naroda Patia riots, he said, Indian justice might be slow but delivers.

    “Some months ago, there was end of one part of judicial process which shows that justice in India may be slow but it produces results. And that has helped to look towards closure of what everybody agrees is very very terrible set of events,” he told a select group of journalists.

    Last October, Britain, a member of the EU, had ended its decade-long boycott of Gujarat when its High Commissioner to India James Bevan met Mr. Modi to mark a “cordial beginning” to fresh ties, with the two discussing opportunities for greater economic cooperation.

    In the first engagement with Gujarat in 10 years after it snapped all ties with the state in the aftermath of the 2002 communal riots, the British High Commissioner met Mr. Modi for about 50 minutes, discussing a range of issues, including climate change and investment.

    The Hindu : News / National : EU stresses on ‘accountability’ for 2002 Gujarat riots
     
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    EU...lol... they SHOULD worry about whats happening inside EU... Muslims breeding their women and taking over.

    MODI would become PM and all these cry babies have to welcome him.
     
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    What accountability they want? Indian judiciary is very well efficient to judge every case of 2002. If EU wants they can wait for years to see final court judgments before moving forward in bilateral business. Oh but wait, they haven't got any money to do business!!

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    They are pissed off because Modi called them 'budda'
     
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    May be we should recommend Modi as EU president. Who knows? they have already started cozying up to him. At least he would fix the UK issue. I see that France and Sweden have already taken measures.
     
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    The Ambassador :finger: should tell his masters in Brussels to first worry about the bankruptcy of the member states, second look inwards at the rising tide of Neo-Nazi sympathizer and political movements, third illegal immigration from Arab countries which will in the mid term alter the demographic composition of the union, fourth fundamentalism in Muslim population, (Brussels is a case study as the Muslim population has started to impose sharia) and last but not the least the fifth point stop worrying/comment about the Indian citizens sentiment in regards to our political and judicial system, this is our business the Europeans should shut their pie hole. :dharma:
     
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    What about accountability for the false premise based on which Iraq was occupied and war enforced up on?.
     
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    EU needs to look at all the wars they are currently in against islamic countries:
    mali,libya,syria,Afghanistan,Pakistan,Iraq,Arab spring. 2 million iraqis killed
    in the war worry about that first.
     
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    What accountability in a country which lacks sufficient number of police stations even after being 2nd largest country in population? EU is comparing us with rich European countries and it's malicious!
     
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    There are plenty of European atrocities that have never been addressed.
     
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    The EU can go f--k themselves.

    This is an internal matter of India.
     
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