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It's Time to Condition Aid to India

Added 08-15-22 04:34:02pm EST - “The country's military violates human rights with impunity?"and gets a pass in Washington.” - Foreignpolicy.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Foreignpolicy.com: “It’s Time to Condition Aid to India”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

India’s liberal founders recede from view as its current leaders craft a new, less tolerant nation.

They could divulge sensitive U.S. military training and intelligence to Tehran, a U.S. lawmaker warns.

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In late June, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was warmly welcomed into the privileged club of the G-7, attending the group’s annual summit as a guest alongside leaders from Argentina, Indonesia, Senegal, South Africa, and Ukraine. In a horrific split screen, Modi and his colleagues affirmed their commitment to democracy and free speech just as Indian police had arrested Teesta Setalvad, a human rights defender and longtime Modi critic, and R.B. Sreekumar, the former director-general of police in Gujarat state, on charges of criminal conspiracy and forgery.

The arrests came less than 24 hours after the Indian Supreme Court dismissed a 2013 legal petition by Setalvad that sought to bring criminal charges against Modi, who had been chief minister of Gujarat during 2002 pogroms that saw Hindu mobs terrorize Muslims and that led to the deaths of more than 1,000 people, mostly Muslims.

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