The letter that went viral!

Dear Editor. the Guardian

Your editorial,

Modi’s mistakes; a pandemic that is out of control'(Friday 23 April 2021) seems to have released a long suppressed hatred towards prime minister Modi. At the best of times this vast country is difficult to rule you pronounce. Ever since the British left 73 years ago, India has remained a vibrant democracy and has managed to become one of the world’s biggest economic powers. You go ballistic by saying India is a living hell. Only a few months ago the UK was recording one of the highest death rates in the world, never heard the Guardian saying it is a living hell. You talk about avoidable deaths in India, is it not the same here,  could we too not have avoided over 134,000 deaths. Is there not something about this virus that is so deadly? You ridicule the idea of India being the world’s pharmacy and yet it is a matter of pride for Indian’s that the country provided the vaccines to so many small and poor countries. You call Modi arrogant yet he did manage to bring the virus under control under what you call draconian restrictions. The restrictions had to be lifted at some point just as we have here at the moment. Will we have a similar rebound of the epidemic? Only time will tell. Some humility and journalistic standards would not be out of place for the Guardian.

Nitin Mehta

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