Small-town U.S. politician emerges as unlikely foe of India's Modi

Indian Prime Minster Modi is greeted by dignitaries as he arrives at John F. Kennedy Airport ahead of his appearance at the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, in New YorkBy David Ingram NEW YORK (Reuters) – A city council member from a Chicago suburb of 25,000 people is making for an unlikely antagonist of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, population 1.2 billion. Joseph Whittington of Harvey, Illinois, worked with a group of New York lawyers to found a nonprofit and file a civil lawsuit that said Modi failed to stop anti-Muslim rioting in 2002. The suit was filed on Thursday in New York and seeks damages for crimes against humanity. …

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