Prime Minister Modi,
As an American citizen of Indian origin, I take pride in what my home nation offers in way of leadership for the nations outside the west or the orbit of the American Empire (dba United States of America). India has for seventy five years proven a shining light for the oppressed people’s of the world. I believe in Gandhian tactics, but tough diplomacy when confronted with a bully like the American President Donald Trump.
As India is the world’s largest democracy and the nation with the world’s second largest Islamic population I would urge the Republic of India to consider the following in relation to the United States travel ban which is supported by the leadership of the United Kingdom.
1- Ending the issuance all tourist visas for citizens of the United States of America and United Kingdom who are not of Indian origin until the United States formally revokes its Executive Order banning the intake of refugees from certain Muslim-majority nations.
2- Expulsion of all US and UK passport holders who are not of Indian origin and are on tourist visas within the next 30-45 days.
3- Requiring all American companies doing business in India to divest 51% of any Indian subsidiary business.
4- Warnings about the potential recalls of the Ambassador to the US and High Commissioner to the UK.
5- Expel non-essential US embassy and UK high commission personnel and threaten the expulsion of the Ambassadors.
Of course I don’t believe this will happen. But if I were you PM Modi, these reasonable and sensible actions could be taken to bring pressure on the Donald Trump Administration in the United States. India has the largest economy of any nation with a large Muslim population and Mr. Trump himself has many business ties to the country. India should be using that leverage. Thank you for your consideration, sir.
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