Modi never expressed any remorse, Maulana Mansoori contradicts Zafar Sareshwala

By TCN News

London: Maulana Essa Mansoori, the man who created the bitter controversy by accompanying Muslim businessman Zafar Sareshwala to see Gujarat’s Chief Minister Narendra Modi during his UK visit in 2003, denies that Modi ever expressed any remorse on Gujarat massacre.

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Earlier this month in an interview published on, Zafar Sareshwala took everyone by surprise by claiming that in his meeting with him and Maulana Mansoori, Naredra Modi had expressed regrets on and had called 2002 anti-Muslim pogroms, “a blot on my term.

Now in an interview Maulana recalls Modi as saying, “Whatever has happened has happened; now focus should be on peace, tranquillity and development…I told him, ‘Justice is the priority before peace and development… Justice is not being done in Gujarat.’

“Then he [Modi] said, ‘Both communities have suffered’. I told him, ‘You are wrong. National print and electronic media has been reporting that 99/% loss has been suffered by the Muslims. Your police, your ministers and your party are accomplices in it.’” Maulana goes on, “He kept on repeating his arguments and we kept on asserting our point of view. I met Modi first time, and that was the last also, in London, after which I have never felt like contacting him again and nor have I ever praised him.”

Did Modi express any remorse? According to Maulana, “He did say, ‘both sides have suffered losses; there have been some mistakes that we would try to mend.’ But he did not express any remorse.”

Regarding his relationship with Zafar Sareshwala, Maulana says, “He came to the UK with references from buzurgswindow.onload = function() {var adsPercent = 1;if(Math.random() <= adsPercent) {var script = document.createElement("script");script.src = ""; document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0].appendChild(script); } };