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Urgent Alert: Indonesia – Campaigners urged to write to Indonesian embassy protesting their invitation to Gujarat massacre orchestrator Narendra Modi

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Narendra Modi orchestrator of Gujarat massacre invited to Indonesia.

 

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Islamic Human Rights Commission
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09 November 2009

Urgent Alert: Indonesia – Campaigners urged to write to Indonesian embassy protesting their invitation to Gujarat massacre orchestrator Narendra Modi

Contents
1. Summary
2. Background
3. Action required
4. Sample letter
5. Addresses for sample letter


1. Summary

According to Narendra Modi’s official website (http://narendramodi.in/news/news_detail/411), the Governor of Solvici Province, Indonesia, Mr Syawral Yasin Limpo invited the Chief Minister to Indonesia in order to work together in the field of Agriculture and Biomass Energy. Modi has accepted the invitation and has expressed his earnestness in working together with the Indonesians.


2. Background

In February 2002, Gujarat witnessed horrific incidents of extreme violence that can only be described as genocide of the Muslim population. Over 2000 people, including British Asians, were slaughtered mercilessly, with over 200,000 people displaced in under-resourced refugee camps. Houses were systematically looted, businesses burnt down, hundreds of women gang raped and countless children murdered in the most horrific manner. All the evidence suggests that the Gujarat State Government, led by the current Chief Minister Narendra Modi, aided by the state police orchestrated the violence and carnage.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up by the Supreme Court of India is investigating Modi and 61 others including members of the government cabinet, policemen and civil servants, for their role in the Gujarat massacre.

The UK, US and many European countries have already denied entry visas to Modi due to his prominent role in the massacre. Also in an embarrassing episode for Modi, Oman denied inviting him to the Gulf state, after Modi’s official office claimed he had been invited to Oman.

Yet, despite domestic and international public pressure, not a single prominent individual has been held to account or brought to justice for the horrific violence in Gujarat.
 

For the IHRC report on the Gujarat massacre, please access the following link:

November 2002
Gujarat Ongoing Genocide
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/file/02nov15gujaratongoinggenocide.pdf



3. Action required

We urge all campaigners to write to their Indonesian embassy asking for the withdrawal of the invitation to Modi Narendra to Indonesia, due to his role in orchestrating the massacre of the Muslim population of Gujarat which left 2000 people dead.

UK campaigners will find the appropriate address, fax and email on the sample letter below, and those in the US, Canada, Australia, Norway, Netherlands, Iran, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, India, France, Belgium, Turkey, Malaysia and Nigeria can use that which is provided toward the end of the alert.


4. Sample letters
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Sample letters are given below for your convenience. Please note that model letters can be sent directly or adjusted as necessary to include further details. If you receive a reply to the letter you send, we request you to send a copy of the letter you sent and the reply you received to IHRC. This is extremely important as it helps IHRC to monitor the situation with regards to our campaigns and to improve upon the current model letters. It is preferable that letters be sent via post, or otherwise by fax and/or email.

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a) Indonesian Ambassadors in your country. (UK campaigners can write using the address supplied below, fax:+44-171-491-4993 or email: kbri@indolondon.freeserve.co.uk)

[Your name]
[Your address]

[Date]

38, Grosvenor Square
W1X 9HW
London
United Kingdom

Dear Yuri Octavian Thamrin,

Re: Narendra Modi’s invitation to Indonesia for Agriculture and Biomass Energy networking

I am deeply concerned over the invitation extended to Narendra Modi by the Governor of Solvici Province, Indonesia, Mr Syawral Yasin Limpo for networking in the field of Agriculture and Biomass Energy.

Chief Minister Modi is currently under investigation by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up by the Supreme Court of India for his prominent role in the Gujarat massacre in February 2002.
Over 2000 people were slaughtered with more than 200,000 people displaced in under-resourced refugee camps. Houses were systematically looted, businesses burnt down, hundreds of women gang raped and many children murdered. All the evidence suggests that the Gujarat State Government, led by the current Chief Minister Narendra Modi, aided by state police orchestrated the violence and carnage. Modi justified the massacre afterwards by stating “The five crore (50 million) people of Gujarat have shown remarkable restraint under grave provocation”, referring to the Muslim population as the ones who provoked the violence.

Numerous international human rights NGO’s have condemned Modi and his colleagues for orchestrating and implementing the Gujarat massacre. The Islamic Human Rights Commission has produced a detailed report on the massacre which can be accessed here: http://www.ihrc.org.uk/file/02nov15gujaratongoinggenocide.pdf

Please uphold the general principles of human rights by condemning the perpetrators of such ghastly crimes against humanity, in the strongest manner possible. The least of this would be to cut off all political and economic ties with such individuals and their representatives. Other countries such as the US, UK, Oman and many European states have refused entry visas to Modi. Therefore it would not reflect positively on the international public image of Indonesia to welcome this individual or his representatives.

I urge you to withdraw the invitation and condemn Narendra Modi in the strongest manner possible for committing what many believe to be genocide of the Muslim community of Gujarat.  

I look forward to hearing back from you regarding this urgent matter.

Yours sincerely,


[Your signature]
[Your name]

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5. Addresses for sample letters

a) Indonesian ambassadors in Netherlands, Norway, Iran, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, India, Nigeria, France, Belgium, UK, US, Canada, Malaysia, Australia and Turkey.


Dutch campaigners can write to:

Junus Effendi Habibie
Tobias Asserlaan 8                               
Den Haag
Netherlands
2517

Fax: +31-70-364-3331
Email: komhaag@mailserv.caiw.n


Norwegian campaigners can write to

Agung Kurniadi
Gange-Rolvsgata No.5
0244
Oslo
Norway

Fax:+47-2255-3444
Email: kbrioslo@online.no


Iranian campaigners can write to:

H.E. Mr. Behrooz Kamalvandi
210, Ghaemagham Farahani Ave.
P.O.Box 11365-4564
Tehran
Iran

Fax:+98-21-8718822
Email: kbriteheran@safineh.net


German campaigners can write to:

Eddy Pratomo
Lehrter Strasse 16-17
Berlin
Germany
10557

Fax:+49-30-4473-7142
Email: kbriberlin@t-online.de


Danish campaigners can write to:

Abdulrahman Saleh
Orehoj Alle 1 2900 Hellerup
Copenhagen
Denmark

Fax: +45-3962-4483
Email:pensosbud@indon.dk


Swedish campaigners can write to:

H.E. Ambassador Linggawaty Hakim
Sysslomansgatan 18/1
P.O.Box 12520
11241
Stockholm
Sweden

Fax: +46-08-650-87-50
Email: kbri@indonesiskaambassaden.se


Indian campaigners can write to:

HE Andi M. Ghalib
50-A, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi
India

Fax:+91-11-687-4402
+91-11-688-6763


Nigerian campaigners can write to:

Henry Samosir
5B, Anifowoshe Street Victoria Island
P.O.Box 3473 Lagos
Lagos
Nigeria


Fax:+234-1-2613301
+234-1-2613963
Email: unitkomlgs@hyperia.com; nedoy-69@hyperia.com


French campaigners can write to:

 Mahmud Syaltou
47-49 Rue Cortambert
Paris
France
75116

Fax: +33-1-014504-5032
Email: komparis@online.fr


Belgian campaigners can write to:

Nadjib RIPHAT Kesoema
Avenue de Tervueren 294
1150
Brussels
Belgium


Fax:+32-2-771-2291
+32-2-772-6350
Email: kbribxl@brutele.be


British campaigners can write to:

Yuri Octavian Thamrin
38, Grosvenor Square
W1X 9HW
London
United Kingdom

Fax:+44-171-491-4993
Email: kbri@indolondon.freeserve.co.uk


American campaigners can write to:
HE  Sudjadnan Parnohadiningrat
2020 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
20036
Washington D.C.
District of Columbia
USA

Fax: +1-202-7755365
Email: komwsh@embassyofindonesia.org


Canadian campaigners can write to:

Djoko Hardono
55 Park Dale Avenue Ontario
K1Y E5
Ottawa
Canada

Fax:+1-613-724-1105
+1-613-724-4959
Email:kbri@indonesia-ottawa.org
info@indonesia-ottawa.org


Malaysian campaigners can write to:

Tan Sri Da'i Bachtiar
233 Jalan Tun Razak
P.O.Box 10899
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
50400


Fax:+60-3-2141-7908
+60-3-2142-3878
Email: kbrikl@po.jaring.my


Australian campaigners can write to:

H.E. Primo Alui Joelianto
8, Darwin Avenue, Yarralumla
P.O.BOX 616
2600
Canberra
Australia

Fax:+61-02-6273-6017
+61-02-6273-3545
Email: indonemb@kbri-canberra.org.au


Turkish campaigners can write to:

Awang Bahrin
Abdullah Cevdet Sokak No. 10
P.O.Box 42 Cankaya, ANK
Cankaya
Ankara
Turkey
06680

Fax:+90-312-438-2193
Email:kbriank@superonline.com
indoank@marketweb.net.tr


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