ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has awarded Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi its highest civilian honour upon his visit to the country on Saturday, despite the fact that the Muslim world is not happy with him for repealing the status of Kashmir.
The oil-rich nation’s this act shows how much importance India held for it. India is one of the biggest consumer markets in the world.
This, however, has made a large number of people furious as Modi has clamped down Kashmiris’ just struggle for liberation from illegal Indian occupation.
UK MP Naz Shah has expressed dismay with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al Nehyan over awarding the ‘Butcher of Gujarat’ the highest civilian award of the UAE.
In a letter to Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, she highlighted the human rights violations being carried out by the Modi-led government in the Himalayan valley. She said, “Frankly, it looked like occupied Iraq or occupied Palestine.”
Naz Shah said it saddened her greatly after returning from the holy pilgrimage of Hajj to see the news that he was being offered this award, a title in the name of the UAE’s founding father Sheikh Zayed.
Bashing the gesture of friendliness towards the Indina PM at the time when his barbaric forces were conducting atrocities in Kashmir, a Beirut-based activist Samah Hadid said human rights had been discarded in favour of economic opportunities.
Sheikh Mohamed had announced this award for him in a tweet in April.