08, Apr 2010
A visiting parliamentary delegation from Germany on April 8, 2010 justified the European Union (EU) debarring Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi from visiting its member nations.
One of them, Ute Granold, stated that German society and companies are “very sensitive to human rights issues.” Granold, a Christian Democratic Union (CDU) member of the German Parliament, expressed surprise that courts in India have not decided on the Gujarat anti-Muslim riots even after eight years. She added “It is the duty of the government to try to improve relations between religious groups but we heard from several groups that this is not happening in Gujarat” They further added that Gujarat’s apparent economic success cannot be at the cost of human rights.
(Source: “Germans Justify EU Ban on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi” April 9, 2010: Ahmedabad, India (UCAN)