The Council of Indian Muslims (U.K.) has urged Foreign Secretary William Hague to review Britain’s decision to “engage” with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s government.

In a letter to him, it has expressed its “dismay” and “shock” over the decision, saying Mr. Modi’s government was “responsible” for the anti-Muslim violence in the State in 2002.

The letter, written by Council Chairman Munaf Zeena, quotes from a leaked report of the British High Commission at the time which said the violence had “all the hallmarks of ethnic cleansing” and that “reconciliation between Hindus and Muslims is impossible while the Chief Minister remains in power.”