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POSTED BY Buzz ON Apr 03, 2014 AT 23:05 IST ,  Edited At: Apr 03, 2014 23:05 IST

After years of drought, not one but two interviews -- first with unadulterated Modi fan, Madhu Kishwar, for India News and NewsX; and the other for ETV Rajasthan:

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Apr 03, 2014 AT 23:05 IST, Edited At: Apr 03, 2014 23:05 IST
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POSTED BY Buzz ON Mar 04, 2014 AT 23:08 IST ,  Edited At: Mar 04, 2014 23:08 IST

Qutubuddin Ansari and Ashok Mochi. Two men from Gujarat. Two men who unwittingly became the faces of 2002 Gujarat riots— as victim and perpetrator. 

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Feb 03, 2014 AT 20:24 IST ,  Edited At: Feb 03, 2014 20:24 IST

In the Indian Express, Vinay Sitapati argues that the “get Modi at all costs” strategy has ended up obscuring those who actually murdered, raped and burned with impunity in Gujarat: Reading the clean chit

The point is not whether Modi gave an illegal order to orchestrate mass murder. The point is that his party, his government, his supporters acted as if on orders. The point is that his 56-inch chest proved incapable of halting the mobs, seems incapable of ensuring criminal justice to those who suffered. By reducing this complex narrative to a single illegal order, by making Narendra Modi the face of the Gujarat riots, his innocence has now led to the innocence of all. Who is to blame for this?

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Modi has been cleared by the SIT and the courts — as he should have. And since Modi was made the heart of the Gujarat riots story, all those responsible for that tragedy share his “clean chit”. In their sloppily argued, partisan bid to pin a larger tragedy on one man, the Congress party and some NGOs have unwittingly made the Gujarat riots seem less horrific than they actually were..

Read the full piece at the Indian Express: Reading the clean chit

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POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Jan 27, 2014 AT 21:38 IST ,  Edited At: Jan 27, 2014 22:35 IST

Even if one did not expect honesty from Rahul Gandhi on 1984, one would have thought that his handlers would have at least prepared him better for his Times Now interview with Arnab Goswami.

Much as they wanted us to be told over and over again as to how he wants to empower women and open up the system, has personally "given" us the Lokpal, RTI, and six wonder bills that he wants Parliament to pass, perhaps they should also have told him to not try to justify the actions of the ruling Congress party in 1984:

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POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Jan 27, 2014 AT 21:38 IST, Edited At: Jan 27, 2014 22:35 IST
     
 
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