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Indian Americans call for an end to growing repression of minorities and erosion of civil liberties in India

Prime Minister Modi's visit should be an occasion to discuss the current state of human rights and religious freedom in India, Coalition Against Genocide (CAG) argued.

By TCN News,

Can US motivate Modi government to restore equitable polity in India?

By Kaleem Kawaja,

The visit of a Prime Minister of India to the United States on the invitation of the US President is a significant event for the people of India. It raises hopes that with help from US things will change for the better for the billion plus Indians. India has been a burgeoning democracy since it became a free and sovereign nation sixty-seven years ago in 1947. Twenty-three years ago in 1991 India began a tryst with the western style system of free enterprise and global economy.

India rejects Pakistan's Kashmir remarks

United Nations: India has strongly rebutted as "untenable" the remarks on Kashmir by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the UN General Assembly.

India exercised its right of reply on the floor of the UNGA to rebut Pakistan's statement.

Legal immunity for Modi challenged, group announces reward for serving summons

Washington: Challenging US officials' contention that Prime Minister Narendra Modi enjoyed immunity from lawsuits in US courts, a US-based group announced a $10,000 reward for successfully serving a US court's summons on him.

A counsel of American Justice Centre, which had Thursday obtained a New York court's summons against Modi for his alleged complicity in 2002 Gujarat riots as the state chief minister, Friday challenged Obama administration's assertion regarding immunity.

'Modi as head of government is ring-fenced against summons'

By Arul Louis ,

New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is “ring-fenced” as a sovereign representative of India and cannot be served summons in a case filed against him in a federal court here by an organisation claiming to be representing alleged 2002 riots victims, an Indian government official said here Friday.

“The Indian sovereign representative is ring-fenced and there is no issue of anyone serving any summons on India's sovereign representative,” Syed Akbaruddin, the External Affairs Ministry spokesperson said here in a news conference.

Pakistan rakes up Kashmir issue at UN

New York: Pakistan expectedly raked up the Kashmir issue Friday in the UN General Assembly, with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif saying the "core issue" of Jammu and Kashmir has to be resolved and pushed for a plebiscite in the state. He also blamed India for the calling off of bilateral foreign secretary-level talks last month.

Addressing the UNGA, as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in New York, Sharif said that people of Jammu and Kashmir are "still waiting for fulfilment of the promise of plebiscite".

Simmering communal tension in Vadodara after riot

By Staff Reporter,

Vadodara: The old city of Vadodara has been reeling under communal tension for last two days as members of two communities resorted to stone pelting and arson both on Thursday and Friday. Local Muslims have accused the police of bias and hotheadedness in dealing with riots, alleging that they entered their houses without permission, used abusive language, and also broke furniture and burnt bikes.


Chautala dreaming of taking CM's oath from jail: Naqvi

Gurgaon : BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here Friday that jailed former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala is dreaming of taking oath as chief minister from Tihar Jail if his party wins the Oct 15 state polls.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national vice president Naqvi was addressing a gathering here in sector 5 prior to filing of nomination by Umesh Aggarwal, the party candidate from the Gurgaon assembly seat.

US ready to use Modi visit to elevate ties

By Arun Kumar,

Washington : As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi headed to the US for his summit with President Barack Obama, officials said it would provide them an opportunity to set forth their vision for this "defining partnership of the 21st century".

Hours ahead of Modi's scheduled arrival in New York Friday to start what he himself has called "a new chapter in our strategic partnership", senior administration officials said this was a "historic and pivotal moment" in the history of the two greatest democratic nations.

India slams New York case against Modi as 'frivolous', 'malicious'

New York/New Delhi : India Friday slammed as "frivolous and malicious attempt to distract attention" through a case filed against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a New York court for his alleged role in the 2002 Gujarat riots as state chief minister.

Ministry of external affairs spokesperson, Syed Akbaruddin, said that the case, filed on the eve of Modi's visit to the US, is a "a frivolous and malicious attempt to distract attention from the visit of the prime minister to the United Nations General Assembly and a bilateral summit with the president of the United States".