BY FAINE RICHARDS
SENIOR COUNSEL Israel Khan is hoping that visiting Ugandan President Youweri Museveni would apologise for past atrocities committed against Indians in Uganda.
In a telephone interview yesterday following a news release Khan “politely” called on Museveni to deliver a public apology for “brutality” against Indians in Uganda under former president Idi Amin Dada.
Museveni arrived in T&T yesterday for a three-day visit. He was scheduled to deliver the keynote address at a dinner hosted by the National Association for the Empowerment of African People at the Centre of Excellence, Macoya, last night.
Khan was hoping Museveni would devote a portion of his address to reiterating similar apologies he made to the Indian Diaspora in Canada and England.
Khan believes the apology is fitting in light of efforts to develop diplomatic ties between T&T and Uganda.
Referring to the request from Uganda’s Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Jutesa for T&T’s oil and gas expertise, Khan said: “I observe that the present president of Uganda is coming to our country seeking assistance as to how to manage his oil and gas.”
“When he (Museveni) arrives here, he will see how East Indians and Africans live side by side in a peaceful manner. This is a model country for him,” Khan said.
Recalling former president Amin’s statement that Indians were “bloodsuckers,” Khan said Amin expelled Indians from Uganda, and confiscated their properties.
Khan said Museveni previously invited the descendants of those expelled to return to Uganda and resettle their family’s property.
“He (Museveni) wants to have ties with our country and he is not to be blamed for what Idi Amin did,” Khan said.
Why the fock Israel Khan doh apologise to the fockin lawyers "south of the caroni bridge?"
Who the fock he tryin to impress ? NEAAP and fockin Selwyn Cudjoe?
Fockin ass licker. Cont, the Indians Idi expel were from India and it should be left up to the fockin government of India to demand an apology. Not ah fockin low class chamar like you
Anyhow, you ha to lick Manning bamcee and all the shit off it to get some brief from the State.
I pity you.