ANHAD website to bring out ‘misdeeds’ of Modi

October 24, 2013 by  
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Anhad Shabnam HashmiNew Delhi, October 23, 2013: ANHAD and other civil society groups have come together to bring about Kachcha Chittha (details of misdeeds) of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi. They plan to periodically hold press conferences and release a series of stories exposing Modi, what they term as Kachcha Chittha (misdeeds). To document those stories in public domain they have also launched a website www.secularstore.net .

A joint press statement said, “We strongly believe that our democracy and secularism is directly under threat. The spectre of the country’s descent into fascism stares at us. The long reign of the UPA has not halted or arrested the march of the communal fascist forces; indeed there seems today to be a greater acceptance of ideas that we would call fascist. The strident demands for death penalty , the impatience with rule of law; the acceptability among the young urban people of a man as a potential Prime Minister, under whose watch minorities were systematically targeted, this desire for a strong authoritarian leader, all again point to the circulation and reception of fascist ideas.”

There have been several riots at least since last year across the country. On the one hand, one sees local-level riots engineering machinery gearing up, and on the other the cleansing and anointing of Modi as the development man, they added.

The rise in the power of the middle class via a corporate media, which aggressively pushes the agenda of ‘corruption-free efficiency’ – whose poster boy is Narendra Modi – at the cost of issues of social justice, secularism and democracy movements, is further pushing the Indian polity towards the right, they believe.

The statement further added, “Modi- is being projected nationally as a leader who is clean, charismatic and a visionary. An image of a new leader is being created by hired PR agencies and event management companies. The new leader is going to change the face of India and solve all problems. The facts show otherwise.”

Today they released the first in the series of Kachcha Chittha on Modi’s much advertised Sadbhavna Fast in 2012.

The story was simultaneously released in the following cities: Bhubaneshwar, Hyderabad, Calicut, Lucknow, Hissar, Nuh, Ahmadabad, Delhi, Patna, Bhopal, Banaras, Pune, Jammu, Raipur, Chennai, Indore, Mumbai, Bellary and Kolkata.

Besides the new website – secularstore.net, to compliment the Sadbhavna story AHAD also released three short documentaries on the conditions of minorities in Gujarat along with this story.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_c96Y5m8kY,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ6VtzNpGa4 ,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p92K7UGVhSI

– tcn

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