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The United States on March 18 denied Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi a visa to visit that country and revoked his tourist/business visa. The US said the decision was taken under the US Immigration and Nationality Act, which prohibits anybody who was 'responsible for, or directly carried out, at any time, particularly severe violations of religious freedom' from entering the US.

Modi was to visit the US on March 20 on a five-day visit.

India reacted strongly, asking the US to reconsider its decision. Brushing aside all political differences, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh led India's protest against the US decision.

March 24, 2005

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March 23, 2005

'No racist undertones in visa denial'
Modi to face protests in UK

March 22, 2005

We will have Modi with us in spirit'
Visa denial will not impact ties, says Washington

March 21, 2005

Modi visa: India regrets US decision
Modi visa: US reaffirms decision
Indians in US must create lobby
No issues against US, says Modi

March 20, 2005

US decision attack on India's pride: NDA
Indo-US ties have been hit: Advani
Modi may face protests during UK visit
Modi to address via satellite
Modi may face protests during UK visit

March 19, 2005

US decision a matter of concern: PM
'Decision taken at the highest levels'
Modi visa: US mulls India's request
Modi visa: 'Swabhiman' rally on Sunday
Introspect Mr Modi, says opposition
Visit organisers disappointed
Modi may address NY meeting via satellite
'Indian Americans will feel humiliated'
It's an issue of Swabhimaan: Modi
Indian-American Christians pleased with US decision
US decision based on NHRC report

March 18, 2005

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Muslim bodies hail US move
Modi: Religious Freedom commission filed report
'Visa denial a courageous stand'
Cong supports Modi on visa issue
BJP appreciates govt response
India asks US to review decision on Modi's visa
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