American weekly news magazine Time featured Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on its cover page of May 20, 2019 issue with a headline, which might create a new controversy across India amid the general elections.
The controversial headline reads “India’s Divider in Chief” with PM Modi’s caricature.
The title is written by Aatish Taseer, son of Indian journalist Tavleen Singh and late Pakistani politician and businessman Salmaan Taseer.
Aatish Taseer’s “India’s Divider in Chief” title relates to the article in the magazine with a headline, “Can the World’s Largest Democracy Endure Another Five Years of a Modi Government?”
Along the article, it also recalled the Gujarat riots, which alleged claiming hundreds of lives.
The write up compares former Indian PM Jawaharlal Nehru’s secularism idea with the existing social stress under current PM Modi, who “demonstrated no desire to foster brotherly feelings between Hindus and Muslims,” read the article.
The entire article is based on the relations between Hindu and Muslim and blames Modi for being anti-Muslim.
However, this is not the first time that the Time magazine has come up with such controversial comments on Narendra Modi.
In 2012, the magazine published an article where it described Modi as a controversial, ambitious and shrewd politician.