- Noble Laureates in their joint letter addressed to the Gates Foundation expressed their serious reservations asking to rescind the award as Modi committed serious human rights violations in IOK.
- They stressed that Modi’s role in the Gujrat crisis as the then Chief Minister cannot be ignored.
Three Nobel Prize Laureates including Mairead Maguire, Tawakkol Abdel-Salam, and Shirin Ebadi have demanded from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to annul its award for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi citing serious reservations.
PM Narendra Modi was earlier conferred with Order of Zayed, the highest civil award of the UAE which was conferred in recognition of his distinguished leadership for promoting bilateral trade between UAE and India.
The Noble Laureates in their joint letter addressed to the Gates Foundation expressed their serious reservations asking to rescind the award as Modi committed serious human rights violations in the Occupied valley and also attributed him to minority persecution.
Nobel Laureates Highlighted Modi’s role in Gujrat Massacre
They also highlighted the venomous role of Narendra Modi in the Gujrat Massacre for which he is often attributed as the ‘Butcher of Gujrat.’ They stated in the joint letter that under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi India has descended into dangerous and deadly chaos that consistently subjugated democracy and human rights.
“This is particularly troubling to us as the stated mission of your foundation is to preserve life and fight inequality,” the statement added. The Nobel Laureates, highlighting the severe persecution of minorities within India, pinpointed the stripping of citizenship of those living in Asam and violations of human rights in Kashmir.
PM Modi accused of stripping the citizenship of 1.9m
“In Asam, 1.9 million Indians have been stripped of citizenship; in Kashmir, since August 800,000 Indian Armed Forces have kept eight million Kashmiris without the phone or internet service for the last month,” they added.
They also said that because of these barricades, children within the occupied valley are unable to attend the education facility. They pointed out that since the Bhartiya Janta Party rose to power back in 2014 the use of organized mobs to respond to alleged sectarian offenses has greatly disturbed the rule of law.
There have been many incidents of mob violence in which the victim is repeatedly beaten and forced to chant the pro-Hindu slogans if they come to know about his religious identity. Nobel Laureates also maintained that the PM Modi is not still cleared of his involvement in the horrific 2002 massacre of Gujrat.
Ban on Modi’s entry till his diplomatic immunity
For his involvement in the Gujrat holocaust, he was banned from entering the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Canada for 10 years until getting diplomatic immunity by assuming to the post of prime minister. They stressed that Modi’s role in the Gujrat crisis as the then Chief Minister cannot be ignored.
There has been a severe communication blockade in the IOK since BJP’s Government stripped the region of its autonomy in an undemocratic, and unconstitutional way. People in the valley are suffering severe sort of health crisis apart from business losses.
Many reports witnessing the beating, harassment, and illegal detention have also emerged in the Kashmir valley ever since the deployment of extra troops.
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