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SAM PANTHAKY/AFP Muslim leaders of Gujarat greet Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad on September 17, 2011, when he began a fast to promote 'goodwill'. A human rights activist says, 'There are few options by way of leadership for Gujarat's Muslims.'

The Muslim community, discriminated against and pushed to the fringes of society in Gujarat, points to the dangers of having Narendra Modi at the helm of the country. By ANUPAMA KATAKAM


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MODI is a divisive figure... Common man!! you cannot forget the injustice done to the Muslims by gujarat government just because you are hindus... Frontline is 100% correct to mention that
from:  SANJAY
Posted on: May 13, 2013 at 00:34 IST
.I would really like to see the third front come up.......till then blind followers of Modi may continue to shout on behalf of their (fake) messiah. Hate is the only emotion that victims of Gujarat riots have towards Modi.
from:  SIMMI
Posted on: May 12, 2013 at 15:25 IST
When you are talking about basic aminities, it is not available even in the tribal areas, where Hindu lives. It's not failure of Modi but the media as you can't generate awareness amongst people.
from:  diku
Posted on: May 3, 2013 at 14:26 IST
Going by the comments, it us unfortunate that we mock the victims; some even deny their sufferings, worse we justify the atrocities. Everything is not about Modi, this is regarding the victims. There could be similar voices from Assam, Delhi, Mumbai, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Doesn't humanity in us demand a compassionate hearing to their grievances.
from:  md shayan
Posted on: May 3, 2013 at 07:50 IST
Ok tell me whether the Muslims in rest of India glorious? Go to Mumbai and UP slums and see the plight of Muslims. They fight among themselves to claim even their basic needs. In contrast, Muslims in Gujarat prosper. They even own BMW showrooms. The per-capita income of a Muslim in Gujarat is far superior than the rest of India. Don't spread lies. Even biased journalism is acceptable, but lying in the name of journalism is unacceptable at any cost. You guys make Indian journalism look pathetic.
from:  Rengan
Posted on: May 3, 2013 at 02:09 IST
Used to respect frontline before reading this article, even used to recommend it to others, after reading this article got to know that this is yet another Congress mouthpiece full of lies and prejudices. Writing against Modi is the fact enough to prove that 1. traitors in the country wants genuine honest ppl out of power 2. Slave leftist mentality. Can you dare to write about Sonia's past.
Conditions of Muslims in 65 years of congress rule. about 84 carnage
(not riots), other thousands of riots under congress rule. Minority
appeasement policies of congress.
Modi treats everybody equally He is true leader. Paid journos and fake
intellectual knows once he comes to power it will be end of their
beloved congress party and end of congress black money keep pouring to
media houses
from:  xcuse
Posted on: May 3, 2013 at 01:28 IST
Human rights is a convenient refuge of the pseudo intellectual. Biased, short-sighted and stereotypical article. Doesn't become of Frontline.
from:  Srini
Posted on: May 2, 2013 at 22:51 IST
Biased and paid article. This type of articles will appear in Congress sponsored magazines like Frontline till elections of 2014. Futile exercise by people who wish to divide India forever. Why talk about one community alone and that also only in one State? By hiding the facts of Assam violence and many other communal riots that happened in U P in last 12 months by Main Stream Media, its biased reporting is out in open. India is now waking up from deep slumber thanks to social media speaking out and giving true facts & figures. 60 years of slavery of Congress parties has made media a sleeping dog. The tiger like social media is tearing up all their false propaganda against unity of our country and divide & rule policy. Now every such article will receive appropriate replies from all awakened masses.
from:  T S Jaykumar
Posted on: May 2, 2013 at 21:20 IST
Do only Muslim lives in Gujarat?? Why are you bias for other
from:  Nagendra
Posted on: May 2, 2013 at 20:47 IST
HaHaHa. this is called Biased journo or PAID NEWS MEDIA, I LOST MY FAITH ON FRONTLINE MAGAZINE.
from:  shailesh
Posted on: May 2, 2013 at 20:43 IST
What you narrated and found is just tip of an iceberg.Not only Muslim but other minorities and liberals Hindus (i.e. Sanjiv Bhatt )are living life without fundamental rights.Yesterday was Gujarat as well as Maharastra foundation day. For Maharastra gov employee it was holiday but for Gujarat government employee it was slavery day.
from:  Indiasos
Posted on: May 2, 2013 at 19:09 IST
It is amazing that instead rebutting what the author says the pro-Modi brigade here is indulging in the usual ,personal attacks. There is enough data out there to show that Muslims in Gujarat are worse off than many others states in India.The Central govt scheme to help them get an education is being stalled by the Modi govt.
from:  Omer
Posted on: May 2, 2013 at 18:09 IST
India is Congress-stan, and Frontline is another Congress mouthpiece. All hail the One Party State, and woe be unto any opposition politicians who dare to challenge it. Sonia Gandhi is the Madame Jiang Qing of India.
from:  Sanjay
Posted on: May 2, 2013 at 07:18 IST
Media is and will always be biased but facts can never be ignored..the cover story is modi myth..it's not gandhi
myth..a critical analysis of a person or a situation is done my mediapeople mostly..just like u guys are exercising
your right to speech and expression..they too are doing the same.
from:  Hasina
Posted on: May 2, 2013 at 02:16 IST
Wow what EXTREME PREJUDICED AND SELECTIVE ANALYSIS. ''With an English Education, they will then cease to desire and aim at independence on the old Indian footing, they become more English than Hindoos''. Parliamentary Committee of 1853 on Indian territories.......Why was there no mention of Hindus being burnt alive, doors being sealed shut, and petrol being poured in, lighting fuel drenched women and children, and watching them burn alive, THEN stoning the police and the ambulance from helping those burning alive! The worst kind are those who talk about muslim genocide, but FAIL TO MENTION EVERY SINGLE TIME, that it was Muslim mobs who burnt a train full of Humans. To deny the truth is as right wing as anything has been. To not speak of the RIGHTS of those burnt alive while pretending to care for others is a DISGRACE!. Since 2002 over 18,000 Islamic attacks carried by Muslims, Godhra train burning was JUST ONE OF THOSE ATTACKS. 100,00 Muslim dead in Islamnic states in the last two year
from:  arjen
Posted on: May 1, 2013 at 23:38 IST
Mostly in agreement with the article because of the rich ethnographic
details and empirical research-based data.

One glaring mistake needs to be pointed out! Actually, BJP did not
field a single Muslim candidate across all 182 seats of Gujarat during
last Assembly Elections. The author has 'inadvertently' mentioned that
BJP fielded an ex-IPS officer who is a Muslim in assembly elections.
Actually the ex-IPS Muslim officer is A.I. Syed who was BJP's
candidate from Juhapura in Municipal elections not assembly polls. Its
true that he lost eventually. In Assembly Elections, BJP had made
locally powerful RSS man Kishore Chauhan contest against Congress
candidate of Juhapura Murtaza Khan Pathan. BJP won the seat.
from:  Samvaad Samvedna
Posted on: May 1, 2013 at 19:03 IST
As morning shows the day, very few paras in this post shows the day similarly. It is a well calculated media diatribe in the wake of influencing the various elections in States and then trying to divert the attention of people from scandals of UPA II. Nicely articulated cheap journalism. Keep it up.
from:  Tejpal
Posted on: May 1, 2013 at 18:56 IST
biased journalism... Indian media/journalism still has to improve lot
for being real fourth pillar of democracy
from:  atin
Posted on: May 1, 2013 at 15:39 IST
modi is India's haffez sayeed , dont need modi...
from:  abhishek
Posted on: May 1, 2013 at 15:38 IST
How Much have been charged from Congress for this Article??
from:  Purulate
Posted on: May 1, 2013 at 14:41 IST
Hardly any news here. All these are well-known facts by now. Gujarat was always very communally divided state, much before Modi came in. Modi just happened to use that divide so brilliantly in his favor.
Also, this insensitivity towards feelings of Muslims is across India now and not limited to Gujarat. Projecting modi as next pm is just one example, with bjp confident that he will be accepted everywhere.
from:  alam
Posted on: May 1, 2013 at 14:21 IST
Why Media is behind Mr.Modi, Gujarat, Muslims Godhra Riots
2002????

Don't you people see what has happened in Assam-->Riots??

Even what has happened to Sabarmati Express in Godhra??

I am not criticising your article.. but if you people are so
interested in riots-->CM-->communal violence... then why don't you
publicise all the Massacres in a similar fashion??

If there is Gujarat... why not Bombay Riots, Delhi Anti Sikh Riots,
Assam Riots, Tamil Nadu Riots, Punjab Sikh Riots, J&K Riots??????
from:  Shiro
Posted on: May 1, 2013 at 14:04 IST
What is the point of writing such a biased piece of article? From the
headline to the end-line your article shouts "I hate Modi. Period". Is
this what you call journalism?
from:  han
Posted on: May 1, 2013 at 13:39 IST
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