Modi just made it to the cover of Time Magazine and you’ll be glad it wasn’t Imran Khan.
India is currently going through their electoral process and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to secure another 5 years in office
And to ensure his victory he did quite a few things to get the majority vote; one of his tactics was hate mongering. He used a divisive narrative which further increased the gap between the Hindu majority and other minorities in the country; mainly Muslim.
Week after week, images and videos of Muslims being physically assaulted went viral but the government always maintained silence on these issues. Soon it wasn’t just Muslims who were being attacked but lower-caste Hindus as well as Christian and other religious minorities who were getting the brunt of the situation in the country.
All of this is what landed Narendra Modi on the cover of Time magazine’s latest issue and Indians are naturally losing it
Of course, some Indians really appreciated that Time magazine was really honest in their depiction of a Prime Minister whose track record as a “progressive” leader of India is unraveling as the election season went into full swing in India.
— Vishal Singh Jain (@vishalsinghjain) May 10, 2019
India has already taken some irreversible damage on itself because of this https://t.co/t0YysdQYMb more of him please!
— karanam akhil (@karanamakhil) May 10, 2019
Salute to you guys for calling spade a spade… you will receive backlash and will be called communist/liberal-brigade etc… just show them your cover of 2014 when TIME said 'Modi Means Business'… same cover of TIME was flaunted by India's right wing then.
— Sudhir Singh Nayak (@nayaksudhir) May 10, 2019
Others pointed out that Indians were not the only ones who were hopeful from Modi since Time’s cover literally said the same thing only a few years ago.
TIME ! SHOWS YOU TRUE COLOURS ! pic.twitter.com/yJ5r2d25hF
— SCHRÖDINGER (@THE_SCHR0DINGER) May 10, 2019
Shocking : from @TIME Magazine. The Opposition is stooping to every low to defame @narendramodi . India has trusted it's leader and will always trust him. #NaMo will rise again and bust all the lies of Congress.
— Rahul Dogra (@rahulsimpact) May 10, 2019
A lot of people pointed out that the writer for the piece, Aatish Taseer was the son of late Salman Taseer, a Pakistani businessman and politician and thus his views would obviously be anti-Modi due to his half Pakistani parentage.
And yep, Aatish Taseer apparently Salman Taseer’s “illegitimate” child with an Indian journalist, Tavleen Singh. It’s okay, I found out right now as well.
The writer’s parentage made a lot of Indians dismiss Time magazine’s statement about Modi instantly
aatish taseer writer of porkistan
— ParshuRam (@chowkid87435826) May 10, 2019
So Time magazine hired a half Pakistani Aatish Taseer son of Salman Taseer to Attack Modi. 😂😂😂😂😂 He also worked for opposition party INC. pic.twitter.com/KQvPOE4UF7
— Aayush Narayan (@AayushNarayan3) May 10, 2019
If a Muslim is writing a article how could be expect good things about MODI.
And who the hell your @TIME department to know about inside India and it's development story. So just mind your business, don't write what you don't know, @narendramodi is a Worthy PM
— Nishant Raghuwanshi (@cmplctd_1) May 10, 2019
But all in all, Time magazine calling out Modi on their international cover is a bold move especially with the Indian elections happening right now.
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Cover Image Source: time.com