Folks, having done a google search when it comes to Modi News, the Western media is completely ape with the same old story of Hindu nationalism and the next five years offering the usual insecurities to minorities. Off my head I tried to see if I could take on some of these arguments and bring a different sense of perspective to the Same ol Same ol..... Templated response of the Western media.
So here goes, tried to get it done rather quickly today.Why the West has got it all wrong about Modi.https://www.india-aware.com/featured/wh ... bout-modi/
For decades now India has been a victim or state-sponsored terrorism across the border with international countries who themselves have launched preemptive strikes lecturing India exactly the opposite. India has been on the global terrorism index top 10 for at least the last seven years since it first came out with thousands dying directly or indirectly. After the gruesome terrorist attacks involving the Army, Modi finally took the call to preemptively strike at terror camps across the border. Unfortunately, this act of self-defense has been labeled as Hindu nationalism, because as far as the Western media can remember India has been better placed to lie down and die in a Gandhian way.
In a country of over a billion people, it seems that they will inevitably be unfortunate people in the crossfire. However, it seems that the media when it comes to minorities is extremely selective. While it is unfortunate that such events do occur, we should try to remain logical in knowing that such events involving racism occur the world over. Such selective journalists the world over will often hide or just not be aware all gruesome killings involving Hindus, with the recent example of Dhruv Tyagi massacred with the butcher knife, being the latest example. Tens of Hindus have died over the last month especially secondary to religious violence in the states of minority dominated areas in West Bengal and even Kerala. The list sometimes seems to be exhaustive, but none of this is barely ever reported, yet the converse to smear Modi often is.
Modi may be a great Orator, and he may speak to Hindus with nationalistic spirit. Five years ago, He came with one of the largest mandates that democratic India has ever seen. Five years on he has broken his own record, not by negative intentions of creating disharmony but on the back of his own will to see that the disenfranchised, downtrodden and poverty stricken have something greater to look forward to.
Fortunately, the Indian voter has been able to see the distinction. He is not colored by the smear of “Hindu Nationalism”