Fascism goes global

Published: January 8, 2014

MELBOURNE: This is apropos Asad Rahim Khan’s article of January 7 “Fascism goes global”. I feel that the young writer’s comments about Narendra Modi do not correspond to facts.

The truth is that Modi has undergone the most intense scrutiny by the Indian criminal justice system and has come out clean. There are currently no cases against him in any Indian court. The young writer must be careful about flinging mud against blameless people and do more in-depth research before taking a stance on issues. As regards the situation in Europe, that continent is at present undergoing a severe economic downturn and local people are finding it very difficult to get jobs so some feelings against foreign immigrants from distant cultures and countries are inevitable.

Dr G.N. Seetharam

Published in The Express Tribune, January 9th, 2014.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • surprised
    Jan 8, 2014 - 10:47PM

    I do not agree with the writer of this letter. He’s based his thesis on the idea that the Indian justice system can be accepted as non-biased and non-corrupt. This is of course not the case. The Indian justice system has made quotas based on ‘criminal caste’, ‘other backward caste’ to this day. This is a system that has not really challenged ideas based on caste straightaway and only made excuses (despite what they say, we know these men are corrupt to the core). It doesn’t really matter what their opinion on the instigators of babri masjid incident is for example. How can we trust these people? Truth is, Modi is backed by fascists who won’t let jodha-Akbar play in cinema halls because it hurts their ego and perceived ideas about ‘hindu culture’.


  • Akon
    Jan 9, 2014 - 1:51AM

    @surprised Can the Muslims accept a movie with Hindu boy marrying a Muslim girl? There was a movie which was banned in Pakistan for this particular reason. No one gives a damn anyway, the stage is set for Modi to become PM.


  • Jan 9, 2014 - 3:11PM


    So, you are going to believe Pakistani Media over the Indian Judicial system. The same Judicial system, which Pakistani Courts use as reference in their judgements.

    Are you saying there is absolutely no hint of bias in the Pakistani Media portrayal of Modi?


  • genesis
    Jan 9, 2014 - 5:29PM

    Your not agreeing with the writer is not significant.Modi is set to take over and the caste system which is often the excuse touted in the media bout India is not all that pervasive as you imagine.


  • Hmm
    Jan 9, 2014 - 10:00PM

    @Dr G.N. Seetharam:

    You don’t need to persuade anyone to believe in something . The way these people blame Mr.N.Modi , why can’t we blame Jinnah for the cause of death of millions . He had stated so-called direct action day on a so-called auspicious day and millions were killed . Now that person is father of a nation . So ignore these views.


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