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Indian PM Modi to meet with Silicon Valley execs

Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 01:00

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take questions from Facebook users during a town hall meeting, one of many stops with tech executives during his two-day visit to Silicon Valley. Gavino Garay reports.

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Narendra Modi is on a two day visit to Silicon Valley, where he'll meet with executives from Facebook and Google. He's expected to take questions from some of Facebook's 1.5 billion users, who have posted questions ranging from internet expansion to Modi's human rights record. The Indian Prime Minister has been accused of not doing enough to stop religious riots in 2002 in India's western Gujarat state that left some 1,000 mostly Muslims killed, back when he was the region's chief minister. Various groups have protested his U.S. arrival, with some groups, including Sikhs for Justice, calling on members to picket the Facebook headquarters ahead of the town hall meeting. But protests are unlikely to phase the prime minister, who boasts an 87 percent approval rating in India and is the second most popular world leader on social media after Barack Obama.

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Indian PM Modi to meet with Silicon Valley execs

Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 01:00