#BoycottTIME Trends Over Shaheen Bagh Dadi’s ‘Influential Person’ Tag

Bhubaneswar: TIME magazine’s choice for Person of the Year/Most Influential Person of The Year has often remained controversial, sparking public outrage.

From Adolf Hitler in 1938 to Donald Trump in 2016, the magazine has drawn flak from several quarters of its choice of the influential persons.

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi received criticism for threatening democracy, another Indian on the list was a curious addition for her unwavering protest against contentious Citizenship Amendment Act. Bilkis, one of the ‘dadis’ (grandmothers) who became the face of the historic Shaheen Bagh protest against the CAA and NRC, has also found a place in the Times ‘100 Most Influential People’ list.

It is pretty much evident that TIME picks person or thing that have had the greatest impact on the news, for good or bad.

The profile of Bilkis in the TIME magazine list is written by journalist and writer Rana Ayyub while, PM Modi’s piece is by Time correspondent Karl Vick.

However, Twitterati took to the microblogging site trending #BoycottTIME and criticized the dexion to feature Bilkis in the magazine among the ‘100 Most Influential People’. Here are some of the tweets:


PM Modi has been a recurring name on the Time Magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ list and has appeared four times on the list since coming to power in 2014. His name has appeared on the list in 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2020.

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