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Wall built in Gujarat to hide slums from Donald Trump during Indian Visit

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  1. Amavous

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    Gujarat Civic Body Builds Wall To Hide Slum Ahead Of US President Donald Trump's Visit
    Published : 13 Feb 2020 11:16 AM GMT / Updated : 2020-02-13T18:34:41+05:30

    With US President Donald Trump's maiden visit to India just weeks away, preparations are on in full swing in Ahmedabad. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is building a wall along the road connecting the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport to Indira Bridge, purportedly to hide the slums in the area from the President's view.

    Trump will be taking part in a grand roadshow along a 10 km stretch in Ahmedabad with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 24. It is in anticipation of the roadshow that the civic body is building a six to seven feet high and over half a kilometre long wall.

    "The 6-7 feet high wall is being erected to cover the slum area on an estimated 600-metre stretch. This will be followed by plantation drive along the stretch," a senior AMC official was quoted by The Indian Express as saying.

    According to media, over 500 kutcha houses with a population of 2,500 is part of the Saraniyavaas slum area.

    The Trump administration on Tuesday, February 11, confirmed that the US President will be visiting Ahmedabad and New Delhi on his two-day visit to India.

    After the roadshow, Trump will inaugurate the newly-constructed Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium in Motera area along with PM Modi. According to a report by Ahmedabad Mirror, AMC is expected to spend more than Rs 50 crore to resurface roads and beautify the entire route from Ahmedabad airport to the stadium.
    The route will be decorated with 1.5 lakh flower pots costing around Rs 2 crore. At a cost of Rs 1 crore, decorative lighting may also be installed along the route.

    This is not the first time that the government has splurged on welcoming foreign delegates to the country. In 2017, a similar beautification process -- complete with shimmering fluorescent lights, hoardings, and banners along the streets -- was carried out to welcome Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe.

    The Logical Indian Take
    It is unfortunate that the government tries to hide the prevailing poverty in India every time a foreign delegate visits the country. The government's actions are a clear indication of their hesitance to put out India's reality in front of the world.

    India is a developing country where poverty is still rampant, and no amount of world's 'tallest statues' or 'largest cricket stadiums' can hide the reality.

    Rather than trying to sweep the sorry state of the country under the carpet and paint a pretty picture, the government should work towards improving the condition of the nation.

    If all the money spent in showcasing an 'all is well' scenario was used towards development, India would have been in a much better position right now - a position that did not require the government to go on a wall-building spree.

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    https://thelogicalindian.com/news/donald-trump-gujarat-civic-body-wall-19714
     
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    Shame on India
     
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    Lol good job.
     
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    Lol. Slum dogs.
     
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    Will this wall cover the slum’s smell ?




     
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    This is called an ugly harlot wearing even uglier make up.
     
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    I didnt know Trump would be visiting or keeping an eye out for the slums? :unsure:
     
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    They do this every time foreign leaders visit, except usually with some flimsy tarp. The fact that they are now deciding to build an actual wall to hide their shame is pathetic.
     
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    Atleast, Trump will get the chance to shit in the universal toilet of the world. Infact my suggestion is that when any dignitary visit India, they should be allowed to have the honor to shit on the roadside in India showing solidarity with the future Superpower
     
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    and how would they hide modi's face a living testament to slum-born and slum-raised terrorist?

     
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    Trump loves a good wall. We will even tell him Mexico paid for it.
     
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    A failure of epic proportions.

    72 years of independence and still this poor!
     
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    Trump should be given a Bowlywood style welcome.
     
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    So this the reality of India: build a wall around your slums and imagine they don’t exist. Use only Sikhs, Jats and Rajputs in the honor guards for foreign dignitaries and imagine darker, smaller races don’t exist in India and then spend $3.5 billion dollars on buying arms from the US to encourage US president’s visit to India. This the time when India has the most hungry people in the world and thousands of farmers are committing suicides and thousands of women are being raped.welcome to Modi’s India.

    Buying US arms to get US support is a policy which works for oil rich Arabs with a population of a few million but why a country with a population of 1.4billion has to take the same approach? Some thing is really wrong here. This is a country on the path to self destruction.
     
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    Well..
    Trump couldn't get the Mexicans to pay for the Wall... And build that wall.

    At least he got the Indians to build that wall.. and the Indians even paid for it!!!


    Lol...
     
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