Has Zuma surrendered South Africa's disarmament policy to India?

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    http://www.politicsweb.co.za/opinion/has-zuma-surrendered-south-africas-disarmament-pol


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    Modi, though, is the leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, which is Hindu nationalist.

    By all accounts, ordinary South African Indians received Modi as warmly as the other African diasporas he met. But some Indian intellectuals, particularly Muslims, did not.

    Ismail Vadi, a board member of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, suggested before Modi arrived that South Africans might still be ‘haunted by the ghosts of Gujarat’ – a reference to the Hindu ‘pogrom’ against minority Muslims in that state in 2002; when Modi was premier.

    ‘The jury is still out as to whether or not the official organs of the Gujarat state were complicit in those attacks,’ Vadi wrote in City Press. He suggested that Modi should learn from South African Indians who had committed themselves to a secular, non-racial society along with all other peoples of the nation.

    Indian South Africans … have no aspirations to return to India,’ he lectured.



    A country which had apartheid as a state policy talking about Indian minorities. lol
     
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