These Indian American groups, who have been in the forefront of the anti-Modi campaign for more than eight years now and have been successful in convincing US to deny an American visa, however, noted that some of the politicians, who signed on the letter to Obama against Modi last year, now have come under pressure to deny having signed it.
One letter was signed by 25 Rajya Sabha members and the other by 40 Lok Sabha members written on November 26 and December 5, 2012 respectively and re-faxed to the White House on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the decision of MPs to write a letter to Obama on an internal issue, has been described by a US daily as, almost unthinkable    
"It couldn't have been easy, then, for 65 members of Indian Parliament to fax a letter to President Obama on Sunday requesting that his government not grant a visa to the controversial Hindu nationalist politician Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister of the state of Gujarat," the daily said.
Shaik Ubaid, president of ImanNet and one of the founders of the Coalition against Genocide, brushed off the BJP attacks on the letter that one MP has backtracked.
"It is a desperate diversionary tactic by the Modi camp. Politicians "flip flop" even in the US, I was expecting more to come under pressure. The issue is Modi. The whole episode shows Modi is a stigma and liability for India, Gujarat, Hinduism and even for BJP," Ubaid said.
In another statement, the Coalition against Genocide, hailed the letters. "The letters represent an unprecedented move by MPs from various parties belonging to both the Houses of Parliament, in writing a candid missive to the US President on gross violations of human rights violations committed within India's borders," it said.


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