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Gujarat’s controversial leader Narendra Modi appropriates Anna

Read more: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/narendra-modis-open-letter-to-anna-hazare/148924-53.html

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Gujarat government endorses ban on Gandhi book

‘Leader of the Opposition Shaktisinh Gohil [said] that no one in future would dare to “use such dirty words for the Mahatma” and paint him in a poor light. All parties in the State should jointly burn effigies of the writer “to express our anger.”’ (The Hindu)
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Narendra Modi gets annoyed with US consul general when challenged over Gujarat 2002 pogroms (The Hindu/Wikileaks)

‘A visibly annoyed Modi’ said ‘the events of 2002 were an internal Gujarati matter and the U.S. had no right to interfere; the U.S. is itself guilty of horrific human rights violations (he specified Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, and attacks on Sikhs in the U.S. after September 11).’ Continue reading

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The New York Times on Ghulam Mohammed Vastanvi

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/21/world/asia/21cleric.html?ref=asia

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11 people handed the death sentence for Godhra train burning incident

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Why Muslims are voting for the BJP in Gujarat

‘However, if one looks at the situation five years ago, it is fascinating and almost implausible why religious Sunni Muslims, including clerics, would come out to support the BJP.’ (Raheel Dhattiwala, The Hindu) Continue reading

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Social conditions in ‘vibrant Gujarat’

‘Today while the few amongst the Muslim minorities, especially a section of traders, have been won over by the BJP and dominant social forces, the majority of Muslim community has been forced to live the life of severe social and economic deprivation. The trend of ghettotization is increasing.’ (Milli Gazette) Continue reading

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Facebookers challenge Gujarat prohibition on alcohol

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Gujarat-China neck and neck, and India left behind?

‘Gujarat no longer competes with the rest of India but with China instead. The rate of growth of the state GDP from 2002 till date has been, on average 12.80 %. That’s as good as China’s and way above the Indian average of 7.7% or even Gujarat’s own past performance of 3.52% per annum in real terms from 1997 to 2002, as per data from the Central Statistical Organization.’ (Times of India) Continue reading

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