December 12, 2013

Will India's Next Leader Be Banned from U.S.?

John Hudson, Foreign Policy

The Associated Press

A series of elections in India last week has exposed a major diplomatic problem for the U.S. State Department: The man expected to lead the world's largest democracy in 2014 is not legally allowed to enter the United States. The reason: his involvement in anti-Muslim riots that killed more than 1,000 people. The travel restriction is insulting to many Indians and threatens future U.S.-India relations, but the State Department has few workable options, if any.

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TAGGED: Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), United States, India

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