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india Updated: May 08, 2007 01:36 IST
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Apropos of the report Decoding Modigiri (May 5), it appears that modern-day journalists continue to indulge in excessive Modi-bashing. It is the people of Gujarat who know better what Modi is all about and his significance for Gujarat. Certain self-proclaimed well-wishers of the public have gone into overdrive to highlight the state government’s lapses. The media would do well not to play to the galleries.

Ishwar Prakash
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There is an attempt to downplay Modi’s achievements by painting him as being against secularism. What hurts the anti-Hindu brigade most is the clarity with which Modi has awakened people to the dangers of Islamic imperialism. Modi would rather concentrate on ensuring that Gujarat becomes prosperous. Attempts to link Modi with everything that goes wrong only show the secular camp in a poor light.

Gaurav Mahendru
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Under fire

A lot is being reported in the media about fake encounters. But why is it that we always question the integrity of our police force? It is not easy for the police to take the case to its logical conclusion due to the tactics of the defence lawyers and the anti-police mindset of the judiciary. Look at the number of hardcore criminals who represent us in Parliament and the state assemblies. In some cases, the police is doing the country a favour by eliminating criminals. Are the human rights bodies listening?

Alok Gupta

Thought police

Indrajit Hazra’s Hormone therapist (May 4) is an appropriate rebuff to Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi’s moral policing. While the nation is hanging its head in shame for the misdeeds of people engaged in human trafficking, Dasmunsi is busy brooding over trivialities like the content of FTV.

HB Singh
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