Action Alert: Stop India's Favourite Fascist From Getting Award From FDI Magazine

Received as forward:

The Financial Times group in London has decided to confer the 'FDI Asian Personality of the Year 2009’ on Narendra Modi.

It is well known and documented by over 30 human rights fact finding reports that he was complicit in and personally responsible for the
communal carnage that occurred in Gujarat in 2002, seen as India’s worst instance of violence against minorities.

Even today over 5000 families of Internally Displaced Muslims, the victims of 2002 communal carnage live in rehabilitation colonies built
by NGOs as they have not been allowed to return to the villages which bear the sign of the Hindu Rashtra.

It will be a matter of great shame if this award is given to him.

The FT Group, is part of Pearson PLC, a London headquartered media conglomerate. The current CEO is Marjorie Scardino, she serves on the
board of MacArthur Foundation, which ironically gives out peace grants.

The award in question has been instituted by the FDI Magazine [glossy, 15,000 circulation], which is part of the FT Group. It is a
fortnightly and focuses on the business of globalisation.

The panel which chose Modi include the editor at FDI Mag -- Courtney Fingar, [E-mail: courtney.fingar@ft.com/ Tel: +44 (0) 20 7775 6365].

I am sending a letter of protest to the British High Commissioner tomorrow. Please write to the British High Commissioner ( Email:
web.newdelhi@fco.gov.uk)  and send copies to courtney.fingar@ft.com or write to her directly.

shabnam hashmi

By: on 1 Sep 2009