[Reader-list] Gujarat's secular development
c.anupam at gmail.com
Thu Jun 3 19:00:59 IST 2010
it is easy isnt it to take refuge of democracy but then talk like the
dictator at your expense. please how many have been arrested for protesting
before modi's garib rath mela. speaks volumes.
On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 6:43 PM, Rajendra Bhat Uppinangadi <
rajen786uppinangady at gmail.com> wrote:
> it is very fashionable to see an elected CM of democratically ruled state
> see Modi as dictator, and rake up Sohrabuddin "fake " encounter, "genocide
> ' of riot victims as an excuse to bash the elcted representative,But moot
> issue is what about that riotous act wherein 58 individuals died of burn
> injuries, alive roasted in a train coach. / Why talk selectively about the
> death of a particular group of followers of faith when police firing saw
> much more deaths by bullet injuries and thus swiftly brought thew situation
> under control. ?
> Or is it that buddhadeb bhattacharya is some one special when a husband of
> Priyanka Todi is killed he is above law, his administration is cleaner.? Is
> he not a responsible CM duly elected by the voters of West bengal, or is he
> also liable for similar expketives by Theesta and the baitors.? Why
> Arundhathi Roy talks of human rights only when mamatha is on ascendency,
> not when naxalites support mamatha ?
> And we talk of selective amnesia.!
> love and regards,
> On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 3:33 PM, Bipin Trivedi <aliens at dataone.in> wrote:
> > The Sachar Committee report indirectly challenges other states to emulate
> > Gujarat chief minister's policy of secular development and ‘nationalise'
> > By Pravin Sheth
> > In setting up the Sachar Committee, the UPA government had its own
> > objectives. Contrary to the expectations of Chief Minister Narendra
> > critics, the committee's comparative statewise statistics of parameters
> > education, employment and income of the Muslim population living in the
> > country proves Gujarat is far ahead of other states, even those ruled by
> > so-called secular parties.
> > In terms of literacy, Muslims in Gujarat stood at 73.5% as compared to
> > national average of 59.1. The figure for urban males is 76, and 81 for
> > in rural areas as compared to the national average of 70 and 62
> > in similar categories.
> > The average literacy rate of Muslim women in urban Gujarat is five points
> > higher than the national average, whereas those in rural Gujarat fare
> > better with a literacy rate of 57 per cent as compared to the national
> > average of 43.
> > A greater percentage of Muslims here have attained primary, secondary and
> > higher-secondary level education. The national average is 60.9%. Muslim
> > children in Gujarat are benefiting from equal opportunities to access
> > secondary schooling as other children.
> > Take other aspect of economic well-being of Muslims in Gujarat. Here
> > the Sachar Committee dispels the myth.
> > The report counters the propaganda that injustice is being done to the
> > Muslim community in Gujarat
> > The per month per capita income of Muslims in urban Gujarat is an average
> > Rs 875 — more than the national average of Rs 804. In contrast, it is Rs
> > in UP, Rs 748 in West Bengal, Rs 811 in Punjab, Rs 803 in Andhra Pradesh
> > Rs 837 in Karnataka.
> > In rural Gujarat, the per capita monthly income of Muslims is 20-25% more
> > than the Muslims living in rural areas of most other states. On an
> > it comes to Rs 668 compared to the national average of Rs 553.
> > In terms of Muslims living below poverty line, Gujarat improved from 54%
> > 1987-88 to 34% in 2004-2005, showing a healthy pace of improvement. Even
> > terms of share of Muslims in state employment, it is 5.4% in Gujarat
> > it is 2.1% in West Bengal, 3.2% in Delhi and 4.4% in Maharashtra.
> > Overall, the total picture counters the propaganda that injustice is
> > done to Muslims in Gujarat. The Sachar Committee on educational condition
> > clearly shows that the Muslims of Gujarat are progressing well in the
> > of education and economic well-being. They are well cared for. The facts
> > their economic conditions dispel similar myths about their being
> > discriminated against or being denied equal opportunity.
> > The fact is echoed by the Imam of Jama Masjid in Ahmedabad, who
> > commented sometime back "Muslims have an opportunity to prosper in the
> > peaceful environment that the Modi government has created. Modi has
> > an atmosphere which is conducive for those who want to trade peacefully
> > Gujarat".
> > The Sachar report indirectly challenges other states to emulate Modi's
> > policy of secular development and ‘nationalise' it.
> > Ironically, vociferous secularists are silent regarding the findings.
> > continue to focus on Modi-1 as branded during the 2002 carnage and
> > Sohrabuddin encounter — a chief minister habitually noted to dishonour
> > rule of law, a friend of corporate magnets to the detriment of villagers
> > SEZ-affected disadvantaged.
> > However, there is popularly a more accepted Modi-2 — a dynamic CM
> > the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor, the Special Investment Regions,
> > port-based development, ‘Hopenhagen', BRTS, GDP, and much more.
> > But the two Modis fail to merge as some anti-Modi ideologues refuse to
> > discern the significant transformation in his leadership.
> > Can Modi, hubris-free, demonstrate his transformation to abridge this
> > perception-reality gap?
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