Tuesday, March 22, 2011

U.S. should not preach to India on human rights: Modi

Gandhinagar, March 22, 2011

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the U.S. need not preach to India on human rights in the wake of its concerns on this issue in his State as reflected in leaked diplomatic cables from an American Consul, accessed by The Hindu through WikiLeaks.

Mr. Modi at the same time noted that the cables had also spoken of him being "incorruptible" and Gujarat being a "progressive" State.

He also said that the Central government should address the issue of U.S. "interference" in the internal affairs of India.

"(Michael) Owen had discussed Gujarat..I looked into his eyes and said America should not give us advice on human rights," Mr. Modi recalled. Michael. S. Owen was U.S. Consul General in Mumbai when he had a meeting with Mr. Modi in 2006.

"This America should not give us advice on human rights. I am son of India and I know what human rights violations you have done. Good that dialogue is faithfully reproduced," he told reporters on Tuesday.

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