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  1. 1. A Brief Overview by Madhu Purnima Kishwar Modi, Muslims & Media This presentation and the related videos are a product of Madhu Kishwar's research. Anyone using them in print, digital or presentation format, must mention the names of Madhu Kishwar and Manushi.
  2. 2. Modi on First Day as CM, 7th October 2001 going to pay homage to Mahtama Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Dr Ambedkar and ….
  3. 3. On 1st Day as Chief Minister - 7th Oct 2001 Modi makes the following announcements:  ‘Gujarat will be a leader : Aapnu Gujarat aagvu Gujarat.’  ‘I am aware of the challenges facing the state and it is my nature to challenge the challenges’.  ‘The image of administration will be clean’  ‘My first agenda would be to instill a sense of confidence among the people and administration.’  ‘I will not tolerate even a small black spot on myself or on my administration.’  ‘I am in favour of strict and exemplary action against lethargy in administration.’  ‘The administration will be totally transparent and dynamic.’  ‘I want administration to be sensitive and pro-active to tackle the issues of the people.’  ‘Even the slightest doubt about corruption will not be tolerated.’
  4. 4. Agenda of governance announced in 1st Speech  ‘I will involve the people in the process of administration.’  ‘I have less than 12,000 hrs. at my disposal. I plan to devote them in the service of the people of Gujarat.’  ‘Redressal of people’s problem is my first priority.’  ‘Qualitative rehabilitation of earthquake affected people will be the fundamental task and devising mitigating mechanisms.  ‘Narmada Project will become the turning point of Gujarat’s development. I will devote my full capacity for completion of the Narmada Project.’  ‘I will see that people’s capacity gets added into the administration for effecting the development of the state.’  ‘Samras Gam - will be a symbol of social unity and lead to creation of Gramraj to Ramraj.’  ‘The reins of administration will be in the hands of five crore people of Gujarat. The leadership will be an inspiring element.’  ‘I will undertake effective steps for development and welfare of the people.’  ‘I will see that every section of the society feels that it is their Government.’
  5. 5. Agenda of Governance within First Week  ‘The matters relating to the Energy, Narmada, Water Supply, Earth Quake and Centre-State relations will be reviewed at the Chief Minister’s level from tomorrow’  ‘The matters relating to recommendations of Bhuriya Committee regarding the reservation of scheduled tribes in the village panchayats should be put up in the next cabinet’  ‘Wherever a village panchayat is elected on consensus basis, it should be incentivised.’ He gives such villages a name the next day as well – Samras Gam  In the same spirit, he also instructs all village panchayats to hold Gram Sabhas in the real sense - that the first round of these state-wide Gram Sabhas should start from Jayprakash Narayan Jayanti falling on 11 Oct 2001 
  6. 6. Background of 2002 riots  Modi appointed CM on Oct 7, 2001 to replace Keshubhai.  He has not held any office nor fought any election till then.  Modi inherits a highly polarized, scam ridden and disoriented government machinery.  Gujarat had witnessed endless series of riots in preceding decades, especially when Congress reigned supreme. Curfews would last weeks, sometimes, even for months.  On February 25, 2002 Modi wins the election from Rajkot despite heavy odds—with Keshubhai and other disgruntled BJP/RSS elements making common cause with Congress to defeat Modi.  On 27 February 2002, Modi has to present his first budget. That very morning Godhra massacre takes place
  7. 7. Decisions in 1st Cabinet Meeting on 8 Oct 8, 2001 Action plan decided in first meeting:  ‘The matters relating to the Energy, Narmada, Water Supply, Earth Quake and Centre- State relations will be reviewed at the Chief Minister’s level from tomorrow’  ‘The matters relating to recommendations of Bhuriya Committee regarding the reservation of scheduled tribes in the village panchayats should be put up in the next cabinet’  ‘Wherever a village panchayat is elected on consensus basis, it should be incentivised.’ He gives such villages a name the next day as well – Samras Gam  Instructs all village panchayats to hold Gram Sabhas in the real sense - that the first round of these state-wide Gram Sabhas should start from Jayprakash Narayan Jayanti falling on 11 Oct 2001.  CM as well as cabinet Ministers assigned to attend gram sabhas
  8. 8. Politics of Samrasta  Emphasis on Samras Gram means united and cohesive.; village panchayat constituted through consensus and not competitive elections. In the following days and weeks, the whole administration was devoted to ensure as many consensus elections as possible.’  From 2001 to 2008, out of 27,311 village panchayats where elections were scheduled, 7793 have been elected on consensus basis and hence declared Samras. Government paid special monetary incentives to Samras villages. CM declares:  Gramsabha is the only institution which can reach ‘unto the last.’ An instrument of empowerment of people.  It is an instrument of social audit of the village panchayat. It ensures involvement of the people in the process of development. Hence prioritized holding of Gram sabhas  The first round of Gramsabha was held on 11-10-2001. Ministers, Senior Bureaucrats and District Officers are made to attend the Gramsabhas.  Modi attends the Gramsabhas physically & through video conferencing.
  9. 9. Agenda of Governance…  Integrated and Comprehensive strategies for robust and inclusive growth  In his very first few days of Chief Ministership, he came out with organized strategies and action in the following areas: Panchamrut Yojna - five nectars for development  Infrastruture and Industrial Development  Resurgent Gujarat - Business Partnership meet 2002  Focus on post earth quake rehabilitation  Effective administration  People’s welfare - Lok Kalyan Mela  Development of women & children  Narmada Yojna - multiple benefits
  10. 10. Godhra Massacre on 3rd Day of Modi Winning 1st Election  Train compartments set on fire as the train moved out of Godhra station. 58 train passengers, including women and children charred to death.  CM leaves for Godhra immediately on hearing of the mass carnage.  Reaches Godhra at 4.30 pm and inspects the rail bogies that had been set on fire.  Ensures bodies are taken away speedily and trains start moving to avoid huge crowds gathering at already tense Godhra.
  11. 11. Press Statements at Godhra itself on 27/02/2002)  The government has taken a serious note of this….This government will not allow anyone involved to go scot-free and is taking fool-proof steps…This is mass violence. This government is always trying to bring about communal harmony and is in favour of preventing any communal flare-up.’…  This inhuman terrorist crime of collective /mass violence is not an incident of communal violence.”       (Translated from Gujarati, source: CM Press release).  The Government will not be lacking in discharging duty...No efforts will be spared in ensuring law and order.”  (Source: CM Press release, Godhra).
  12. 12.  First alert message issued by the Home Department to take precautionary measures  Imposition of curfew in Godhra and other potential trouble spots.  All the Police Commissioners, DMs and SPs directed to remain in the headquarters and monitor the situation.  Request made to the Government of India to provide 10 companies of CPMF in addition to 4 companies of RAF.  On his return, CM calls a late night meeting of senior officials at 11 p.m to review the law and order situation  The entire police force of 6000 is deployed in sensitive areas of Ahmedabad  62 Companies (58 SRPF and 4 CPMF) deployed. Immediate actions after Godhra Tragedy
  13. 13. Words of a Fascist? Excerpts from CM’s speech on the 28th of February. “The government of Gujarat is committed to the protection of all its citizens. Those who take law into their hands and destroy the lives of innocent people have no place in a civilized society. I share the grief of the people of Gujarat. For any humanist such an incident would cause indescribable grief. But at the same time creating disturbances (ashanti) indiscipline and expressing outrage (akrosh) is not the solution. …Violating the law and venting your anger by indulging in riots cannot be tolerated in any civilized society. I understand your feelings but I pray to you that the need of the hour is to maintain peace and self-restraint…  Violating the law and venting your anger by indulging in riots cannot be tolerated in any civilized society. I understand your feelings but I pray to you that the need of the hour is to maintain peace and self-restraint….  Won’t you help the Government in saving Gujarat? Won’t you help us in maintaining peace and harmony? The Government of Gujarat appeals to you for help, appeals to you for shanti (peace) andsanyam (restraint/self- discipline).”
  14. 14. Excerpts from CM’s 1st TV Message After Godhra…  “I want to remind you of a unique characteristic of Gujarat - of showing restraint and maintaining peace during adversities. Let us serve Gujarat by maintaining shanti and sanyam. Let us strengthen the arms of law…  The entire country has expressed solidarity with and shares the grief of Gujarat. But the responsibility to maintain peace, harmony and restraint is ours. I understand your anger and outrage, I understand your pain. And yet in the self-interest of Gujarat, and to ensure that we don’t jeopardize the future of Gujarat, that Gujarat doesn’t get a blot on its face/ carry a stigma connected with these times all the 5 crore Gujaratis need to keep calm and exercise self-restraint…  By and large, there is any atmosphere of peace. However, the incidents that have occurred in the cities of Gujarat are disturbing. It is my request to you, tit for tat is not a solution. “Ver ver thi shamtu nathi” (Hatred is never won over by hatred)”
  15. 15. Statements issued by the CM  28th February 2002: “My fervent appeal to the people of the state is that the time has come to strengthen the hands of law and maintain peace. I pray to the people that they will help in bringing those involved in violence to book.”  1st March 2002: “Our top priority is to restore peace. We will act strongly against those disturbing the peace.”  2nd March 2002: “Government cannot shy away from its moral duty of maintaining law and order in the state.”(Sandesh/ Gujarat Samachar)  3rd March 2002: “March is the month of examinations and therefore, I appeal to parents, guardians and educationists to help restore peace quickly and keep the atmosphere stress-free so that all examinations are finished in time.”
  16. 16. Deliberate distortion of Modi’s comment  “Kriya pratikriya ki chain chal rahi hai. Hum  chhahate hain ki na kriya ho aur na pratikriya” (A chain of action-reaction has set in. We wish to see an end to both action and reaction) was said by Narendra Modi on a Zee TV Interview with Sudhir Chowdhary , Gandhinagar on the 1st of March 2002. SIT Investigation established that Zee TV deleted the last line to give the impression that Modi was justifying “ reaction” by way of mob violence to avenge the killings of Godhra.
  17. 17. Exact text of the fax message sent by the Government of Gujarat to the Home Ministry, New Delhi on 27/02/2002 MOST IMMEDIATE FAX MESSAGE TO: HOME, NEW DELHI (KIND Atten, Shri O.P.Arya, Jt secretary, M.H.A.) INFO: POLICE, GANDHINAGAR NO: SB.V/ISS/102002/173 DATE: - 27/02/2002 SUBSEQUENT TO THE INCIDENT OF ARSON TO A RAILWAY COACH OF SABARMATI EXPRESS NEAR GODHRA RAILWAY STATION TODAY MORNING, SPORADIC INCIDENTS OF VIOLENCE IN THE FORM OF STABBING AND ARSON HAVE BEEN REPORTED FROM AHMEDABAD, BARODA AND ANAND TOWNS BESIDES GODHRA TOWN (.) THE VISHWA HINDU PARISHAD HAS ALSO GIVEN A CALL FOR GUJARAT BANDH ON 28.2.2002 (.) THE EXISTING RESOURCES OF STATE RESERVE POLICE FORCE HAVE ALREADY BEEN DEPLOYED FULLY (.) IN ORDER TO COPE UP WITH THE EMERGING LAW AND ORDER SITUATION DURING THE GUJARAT BANDH CALL, TEN COYS OF CENTRAL PARA MILITARY FORCES MAY PLEASE BE PROVIDED IMMEDIATELY EVEN BY AIRLIFT FOR LAW AND ORDER DUTIES IN ADDITION TO THE FOUR COYS OF R.A.F. (.) ALREADY REQUESTED UNDER FAX OF EVEN NUMBER AND DATE (.) (J.R. RAJPUT), Under Secretary to Government, Home Department (Spl.)
  18. 18. Swift Deployment of Army  Modi asks his officials to explore the possibility of army deployment on the first day itself i.e 27th of February 2002 night.  12.30 pm. first killing reported in Ahmedabad on 28th Feb.  2:30 p.m 28th February 2002: CM makes telephonic request to the Union Home Minister for Army deployment to the then Home Minister, LK Advani.  4.00 p.m: Formal request by sending a fax to the Secretary MoD for deployment of the Army.  CM issued instructions to provide safe escort to the 6000 Haj Pilgrims returning to the State.  All the Haj pilgrims from 400 different towns and villages of Gujarat reached their homes safely under police escort on 20.03.2002.
  19. 19. Appeal to Centre and Neighboring States for Additional Forces  Local army revealed that no force was available for deployment.  Units were deployed on the Indo-Pak border following the attack on the Indian Parliament in December 2001. Due to tense situation and the on- going Operation Prakram, the Army could not be withdrawn.  Hence, the decision regarding deployment rested with the Centre. Army units have to be airlifted from other states.  Gujarat Government requests neighbouring states of Maharashtra, MP and Rajasthan to send additional police force on the 1st of March 2002  Digvijay Singh as CM of MP and Ashok Gehlot as CM of Rajasthan decline the request.  Maharashtra CM, Vilasrao Deshmukh sent some police force
  20. 20. Letters of Appeal to Govt of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan & Maharshtra for additional forces on 1st March 2002 – Part 1 GOVERNMENT OF GUJARAT No. SB.V/ISS/102002/173 Home Department (Spl.) Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar Date:- 1/3/2002 To: The Chief Secretary to the Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal. (Madhya Pradesh). Sir, As you are aware the ghastly incident of burning down of 58 passengers in the Sabarmati Express on 27thFeb., 2002 has had serious fall out on the law and order situation in Gujarat. Widespread incidents of arsoning, looting, murder and other violence have been reported from most part of the State since yesterday. The State Government has been trying its best to utilise all its available resources and has also requested Government of India to spare additional manpower for maintaining of law and order. However, Government of India has not in a position (sic) to spare more paramilitary forces in view of its commitment elsewhere.
  21. 21. Letters of Appeal to Govt of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan & Maharshtra for additional forces on 1st March 2002 – Part 2 As the situation is spreading to villages and major highways are also being blocked, our resources are stretched to the maximum. We feel that the services of additional forces from neighbouring States like yours would help the State Government in handling this precious law and order situation. We would therefore request you to favourably consider our request for sparing 10 companies of your Armed Police to help the Government in handling the law and order situation. Thanking you, Yours faithfully, (K. NITYANANDAM), Secretary to the Government of Gujarat, Home Department.
  22. 22. Digvijay Singh’s Reply to Modi’s Request Part 1 Government of Madhya Pradesh took 13 days to respond and the then CM, Digvijay Singh turned down the request. Copy of the letter is annexed below. No. 1523-1557/2002/C-I GOVERNMENT OF MADHYA PRADESH HOME DEPARTMENT (‘C’ SECTION) Bhopal, dated 13 MAR 2002 From R.C. Arora, Secretary to Government. To, The Secretary, Government of Gujarat, Home Department, GANDHINAGAR. Sub:- Provision of 10 Coys. Of MPSAF to Gujarat
  23. 23. Digvijay Singh’s Reply to Modi’s Request Part 2 Sir, Please refer to your letter No. SB.V/MMM/102002/769, dated 1st March, 2002 regarding the subject cited matter. It is regretted that due to heavy commitments of MPSAF within the State, it is not possible to spare the force at this moment. Yours faithfully, (R.C. Arora) Secretary to Government
  24. 24. Army Deployment within 20 Hours supervised by Defense Minister  8.30 pm, 28th February 2002, George Fernandes, the then Defense Minister lands in Ahmedabad and and meets the CM at 10.30 p.m.  28th late night, the first aircraft carrying army personnel lands in Ahmedabad:  13 Columns of Army deployed to assist the State Civil administration.  Army deployed on the ground within 20 hours of the start of violence despite troops having to be airlifted.  Chief Secretary issued orders to use force including Shoot- at- Sight on 1st March 2002  Deployment of army personally supervised by Defiance Minister and facilitated on a war footing.  In Ahmedabad alone total of 9 columns of Army were deployed .
  25. 25. Army Deployment on the 2nd Day of riots: 1st of March 2002 6 buses, 9 trucks, 15 jeeps, 26 red flags, 39 other vehicles, 18 mobile phones were provided by DM Ahmedabad for the army. Liaison officers and escort officers from the police also provided.  A total of 131 vehicles were provided to the army for their movement.  A total of 32 Executive magistrates were provided to the army because the army cannot shoot without a magistrate’s orders. By 11 am the army reached some of the affected areas in Ahmedabad.
  26. 26. Further Army Deployment as Riots Spread  0300 hours: The first plane landed and14 aircrafts airlifted to Rajkot  1100 hours: Two columns of Army were moved to Rajkot  1330 hours: Two columns of the Army reached Godhra  1830 hours: Two columns of the Army moved to Baroda  Total SRPF and CPMF deployed in the state was 88-1-2, out of which 64-1-2 were SRPF and 24- 0-0 were CPMF.  Incidents of violence reported from Bhavnagar and Surat on the 3rd of March 2002  11 am: Army column moved to Surat.  10.30 pm: Army column moved to Bhavnagar  At the peak of deployment, there were 26 army columns in the state.
  27. 27. Extra Measures Taken to Ensure Peace and Safety Message issued from Home Department to all the concerned officers to round up anti social elements and known communal elements under preventive laws. Every day, right from 27th February 2002, high-level meetings with senior officers were held. CM issued instructions to provide safe escort to the 6000 Haj Pilgrims returning to the State. All the Haj pilgrims from 400 different towns and villages of Gujarat reached their homes safely under police escort on 20.03.2002.
  28. 28. Measures that Show Determination to Keep Peace All Festivals Celebrated Peacefully  For decades every religious festival—whether Hindu or Muslim saw riots.  In 2002, for the first time all religious festivals celebrated peacefully within days of the riots.  Moharrum on the 25th of Feb and Holi falling on 28th of February 2002 passed off peacefully.  Maha Shivratri on 12th of March 2002 also celebrated peacefully  HSC-SSC exams were being held over the state  HSC-SSC exams conducted without any hindrance under fool proof bandobast. NGOs and Muslim organizations itching for trouble tried stopping exams; went to HC for stay order.  Muslim students appeared for exams in full strength despite fatwas issued by certain trouble seeking leaders.  Students who could not appear were given separate opportunity to give them later.
  29. 29. Media Erases mention of numerous instances of police/army saving lives – Part 1  Here are few of many instances:  5000 people were saved from Noorani mosque by Ahmedabad Police.  240 persons were saved at Sardarpura in Mehsana district and shifted to safe places;  450 lives were saved in Pore and Nardipur villages and shifted to safer places.  200 persons were saved in Sanjoli village;  1500 persons were rescued from Fatehpura village in Vadodra district;  3000 people were saved and shifted from Kawant village.  400 students of Ghulam Vastanvi’s madarsa saved soon as Modi got information through Shahnaw az Hussain.
  30. 30. Media Erases mention of numerous instances of police/army saving lives – Part 2  Najma Heptullah’s call to Modi on behalf of Khoja Muslim society in Kankadiya led to prompt action and saving entire colony.  Even from Ehsan Jafri’s Gulberg Society, 150 people, including his wife Zakia Jafri, were saved and taken to secure places. In her first FIR, Zakia Jafri admits to having been rescued by the Police. The charges she levelled against Modi and 63 others came 4 years later that too based on secondary sources like the statements of IPS officer Sreekumar who has been indicted by the SIT as a dubious person, a liar who fudged records and therefore an unreliable witness.
  31. 31. Preventive arrests made every day Date Hindu Muslim Total 27/03/2002 137 80 217 28/03/2002 378 142 520 01/03/2002 443 125 568 02/03/2002 477 96 573 03/03/2002 280 83 263 04/03/2002 241 44 285
  32. 32. Revealing statistics from the riots During the riots, police fired 103,559 rounds of bullets with more than half fired in the first 72 hours As per police record, the total death in the entire period is 1129 of which 261 were Hindus and 863 were Muslims Through the period of disturbances, in all 66,268 Hindus and 10,861 Muslims were taken into custody under preventive detention laws. 4274 cases were registered across the state. Out of 25 districts, 18 districts remained peaceful.
  33. 33. Uninterrupted peace for 12 years—first peaceful decade after 1947 Eight months after the Godhra incident, a terrorist attack took place at Akshardham temple. Scores were butchered. No retaliatory violence allowed attack even though the environment was still tense. No retaliatory violence after serial bomb blasts carried out by Jehadi terrorists. Once riot prone Gujarat where curfews were routine and riots broke out every year—some lasting weeks or even months--has experienced uninterrupted peace for 12 years. Muslims among the biggest beneficiaries of riot free Gujarat and inclusive development.
  34. 34. Modi Being Pilloried Despite SIT Report Finding His Actions Above Board  Inquiry commissions and SIT investigations took place under the full glare of the media.  SIT investigations monitored by the Supreme Court.  Some of the judges like Aftab Alam were openly hostile to Modi and were out to pillory him by hook or crook. And yet could not find any evidence of Modi’s complicity in riots  Records of deployment of the Army and para-military forces that involve elaborate protocols cannot be fudged.  Records of how many bullets, tear gas shells fired fired, how many people were detained, etc. have been subject to careful scrutiny by central agencies. Why SIT Report Cannot be rubbished:
  35. 35. Charges of Discrimination against “M Class” Sarpanch Hassan Ali
  36. 36. Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas—a Reality
  37. 37. Glimpses of Status of Muslims in Bharuch Muslims comprise 21.41% of the total population in Bharuch district.  56.09 % (967 out of the 1724) establishments registered under the Shops Establishments Act in the 4 Municipalities of Bharuch, Ankleshwar, Jambusar & Amod, between 2010-2012 December belong to Muslims.  33.73 % (23016 out of 66228) of those who purchased properties between 2010 to 2012 December in the 6 talukas with largest number of Muslims, belong to Muslims.  27% (8891 out of 32682) of the total vehicles registered have been purchased by them. The % is higher in the commercially useful vehicles i.e. trucks/tempos, maxi and auto rickshaws. It understates the fact that the industrial activity has generated new avenues for employment in the transport sector and the Muslim community has availed of this opportunity.
  38. 38. Economic Profile of Muslims in Bharuch Dist.  27% (8891 out of 32682) of the total vehicles registered purchased by Muslims. The % is higher in the commercially useful segments of vehicles i.e. trucks/tempos, auto richshaws etc. It understates the fact that the industrial activity has generated new avenues for employment in the transport sector and the Muslim community has availed of this opportunity.  65.85% (81 out of 123) of hotel licences (for boarding & lodging) issued in Bharuch have been issued to Muslims. It further understates the push that this sector has received due to the industrial activity and that the Muslim community has availed of the opportunities that were created. (2009-12)  43.06% of 771 Non-Agriculture (NA) orders issued in the district were obtained by Muslim applicants. Between 2006 to December 2012.  19.67% (119 out of 605) of SHG beneficiaries under the Swarna Jayanti Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY) for providing self employment to the poor are Muslim SHGs ;  24.40% (61 out of 250) of individual beneficiaries are Muslims.
  39. 39. Economic Profile of Muslims in Panchmahal  Muslim comprise 6% of total population of the backward Panchmahal district as per 2011 census.  39% of total permissions for N/A certificates for land use transfer from 2009 to 2013 were given to Muslims.  17.69% ( 454/2452) of private hotels/guset houses and restaurants belong to Muslims.  13.37% ( 237/ 1777) of persons given training for employment under Umeed program are Muslims.  13.13% of trainees who got jobs after Umeed training are Muslims.  27.36% ( 500/1836) of beneficiaries under Mission Mangalam in urban areas are Muslims. 8.46% of new motor vehicles registered between 2011 and 2013 belong to Muslims.  65.88% of heavy vehicles used for transport business registered between 2011-2013 belong to Muslims.
  40. 40. Economic Status of Muslims in Panchmahal  Muslim comprise 6% of total population of the backward Panchmahal district as per 2011 census.  39% of total permissions for N/A certificates for land use transfer from 2009 to 2013 were given to Muslims.  17.69% ( 454/2452) of private hotels/guset houses and restaurants belong to Muslims.  13.37% ( 237/ 1777) of persons given training for employment under Umeed program are Muslims.  13.13% of trainees who got jobs after Umeed training are Muslims.  27.36% ( 500/1836) of beneficiaries under Mission Mangalam in urban areas are Muslims.
  41. 41. Mian Hussain of Dharod Village in Rann
  42. 42. “Khushboo Gujarat Ki” –an Ad campaign that transformed lives in impoverished villages
  43. 43. Rann Trent City at Night
  44. 44. Inside of a Resort in Rann’s Dharod Muslim Village Managed by Panchayat
  45. 45. Resort in Dharod Village of Rann Financed by Govt, Managed by the Panchayat
  46. 46. Getting good income and world recognition at home
  47. 47. World at Their Doorstep
  48. 48. Mian Hussain, Sarpanch, Village-Dhorodo
  49. 49. Special Features of Development Model  Strengthening marginalized groups in their home ground on the basis of their existing skills.  Bringing new income sources at doorstep.  Women start getting incomes for their crafts at home while getting exposure to the outside world.  Traditional occupations like animal husbandry upgraded not abandoned—eg. Banni bhains made world famous.  Making people hitherto considered backward, proud of their heritage, their culture—rather than develop shame or contempt for it.  Villages given all the facilities that cities have- Digital connectivity, banks, ATMs, conference hall, good roads, 24x7 power, quality water supply, schools, health care facilities etc—and political space for self governance.
  50. 50. Inclusive Development Model Alkesh Patel, Subsistence farmer turned entrepreneur- Growing Sandalwood, Bharuch Dist.
  51. 51. In a Once Impoverished Fishing Village
  52. 52. Salubhai, Sarpanch of Salaya – A Coastal Village
  53. 53. A Typical Chiliya Muslim Hotel Chain on Highways
  54. 54. Reasons why Modi is being Demonized despite doing all the right things  Never makes caste, community, religious appeals. His development agenda is inclusive: Sabka Saath, sabka vikas a lived reality in Gujarat.  This will throw out of business all those who thrive on divisive agendas.  No place for either Muslim dons or Hindu goons in his scheme of politics. Political mafias will go out of business.  Doesn’t patronize coteries in his governance models; Political touts will go out of business;  No place for incompetents and corrupt. They are right in feeling threatened.  Doesn’t bribe or patronize the media; many TV channels and media houses will go out of business.
  55. 55. Once a subsistence Muslim farmer in Gir forest. He migrated to take up a driver’s job
  56. 56. One of many resorts started by poor Muslim farmers in Gir forest villages
  57. 57. Newly Constructed Swimming Pool in a Resort Run by a Muslim Farmer in Gir Forest
  58. 58. No Discrimination in alternative accomodation when slum families removed from Sabarmati riverfront

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