An advertisement has been published against the Modi government in the American newspaper Wall Street Journal. In this advertisement, a ban has been demanded against many officials, judges including Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. This advertisement has been released by the US-based non-governmental organization Frontiers of Freedom. This advertisement was published in the issue of 13 October. The title of this advertisement has been given ‘Modi’s Magnitsky 11’. In fact, in 2016, the US enacted the Global Magnitsky Act, under which foreign government officials who have violated human rights are banned. The advertisement reads, ‘Meet the officials who made India an unsafe place for investment’.
Advertisement published on Sitharaman’s US visit
This advertisement has been published when Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is on a foreign tour. Sitharaman arrived in Washington on October 11 to attend the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. She will leave for India from the US on Sunday night. During this, questions are also being raised on the publication of this advertisement. The names of 11 people of India have been given in this advertisement. After their name, it reads, “These officials of the Modi government have abolished the rule of law by using government institutions as weapons to settle accounts from political and business rivals. They have made India unsafe for investors.”
Demand to ban these 11 people
The Indians who have been sought to be banned in the advertisement include Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Antrix Chairman Rakesh Shashibhushan, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, Additional Solicitor General N Venkataraman, Justice Hemant Gupta, Justice V Ramasubramaniam, CBI DSP Ashish Parik, ED Director Sanjay Kumar Mishra, Deputy Director A Sadiq Mohammad Naiznar, Assistant Director R Rajesh and Special Judge Chandra Shekhar. After the names of these people in the advertisement, it is written that we demand the US government to impose economic and visa sanctions against them under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act.