[Reader-list] Gujarat's secular development
Rajendra Bhat Uppinangadi
rajen786uppinangady at gmail.com
Fri Jun 11 18:16:16 IST 2010
Raheema, it makes sad reading even when you put this expression in jest,
truth is in the state of Gujarath, the death of muslims is big issue and
tear jerking and vote gathering tool for some, for the anchors it is also
the award gaining "story" but for a simple human like me, it is a tragedy
where many lives were lost, from both hindu and muslim communities because
of fanatic assertion of faith. it is also a fact that we are forgetting that
both hindus and muslims struggled for freedom of India, and did not wish to
divide India like the loot of robbery.in riots after the division of the
nation, many hindus have died, so also muslims but all the riots were
organised by the cronies of Congress and left did the propaganda of blaming
the sangh parivar, sangh like an elephant never bothered to deny or rebutt
the propaganda as it was not its need nor objective as it was more in making
hindu more aware of the danger of being divided society.
A study by mrs. rajeshwari of the riots since Independence, posted in this
list few months ago clearly classifies the deaths, perpetretators of the
riots, and amusing is the fact that all those who organised these riots were
from congress and many of them became leaders and MLAs and MPs of congress
as "muslim' nethas.!
In free India, none of the citizens in the first few decades showed off the
faith and caste, this became fashionale and must factor in the recent
decades after the emrgency.debatable but true.
Having many close friends in all the communities, it just is fascinating to
see the younger generations getting informed with wrong information of the
communities, for even today muslims and hindus wish peace and harmony, most
of them, but for those few politically ambitious greedy individuals in all
On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 4:05 PM, Raheema Begum <theunderscoredhood at gmail.com
> I've been following this discussion briefly, and this article is
> interesting, thanks for posting it.But I suppose terms like nationalisation
> and secular have now become mere jargon.
> I'm sure that the Muslim population in Gujarat is now much more manageable,
> considering we got rid of so many of them.Such pristine logic would praise
> Hitler for his exemplary administrative skills, and yes indeed, we should
> look at the bright side of things.
> 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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