Editor's Note: Anti-trafficking expert Siddharth Kara is the author of “Bonded Labor: Tackling the System of Slavery in South Asia,” providing the first comprehensive overview of bonded labor in South Asia.
During the CNN coverage of my last major research trip for my new book on bonded labor, I wrote an article about my findings of debt bondage, human trafficking, and child labor in several construction projects for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.
Thousands of workers had been trafficked into Delhi by labor contractors to complete the massive construction projects for the Games at minimal cost.
These findings proved consistent with much of the construction sector across South Asia.
In fact, the labor conditions for the Commonwealth Games in 2010 were shockingly similar to those almost 30 years earlier when New Delhi hosted the Asian Games.
Those games became the subject of the first ever Supreme Court Case in India relating to bonded labor, People’s Union for Democratic Rights vs. Union of India and Others, 1982. Despite a resounding denouncement by the court against bonded labor, three decades later, little had changed.
Construction, like many other industries in South Asia, promotes exploitation by virtue of apathy, custom, corruption, and greed. There is also a particular impunity built into the system of construction labor contracting that is especially effective at promoting trafficking and bondage.
After winning a bid for a project, major construction companies often subcontract the labor recruitment and management to jamadars. These are labor recruiters who offer advances to peasants across India in exchange for working on the project.
Entire families can be recruited with the promise of good wages and conditions, but on arrival, the laborers can be severely exploited.
The jamadar pockets the funds he is supposed to disburse for wages, shelter, food, and medicine, and then typically kicks some of this back to the construction company that hired him.
The laws across South Asia relating to the concept of vicarious liability do not capture the relationship between a construction company and its independent contractors, so it is very difficult to hold the companies liable for the behavior of their subcontractors. As a result, construction workers often suffer extreme abuse.
“We are treated like cockroaches,” a laborer named Rashmi told me, “It is not just the jamadars—the government has betrayed the people. We are like dogs in the street scrounging for food and shelter. They promise us wages, but we have been here five months with no wages and barely enough food to eat. I feel no human dignity.”
Two sectors that feed directly into the construction sector - stones and bricks - are just as exploitative as construction.
Millions of the most destitute peasants in South Asia are recruited each year into back-breaking work bashing stones or baking bricks to be used in construction projects.
In the city of Faridabad, I documented bonded laborers who hammered away at giant granite boulders in the same quarries that were the subject of the second Supreme Court case in India that dealt with bonded labor: Bandhua Mukti Morcha vs. Union of India and Others, 1983.
Despite a blistering indictment by the court, 30 years later many of the same conditions of bondage remained.
With bricks, peasants work 14 or more hours a day in highly dangerous conditions baking bricks in a kiln that seethes at 1000+ degrees Celsius.
The peasants often migrate to the kilns each year, perpetually seeking to pay off loans that almost always seem to grow.
When a bonded laborer named Gurahu attempted to flee from his insurmountable debts, the brick owner’s men tracked him down, punished him with electric shocks, and sold his daughter to a trafficker as punishment.
“I could not believe God had done this,” Gurahu told me. “I wanted to take my life. You cannot imagine how much pain I felt. I never saw my daughter again.”
The sub-human working conditions and barbaric exploitation inherent to the system of bonded labor remains a shameful scar on the face of South Asia. My final article will detail how we might bring these injustices to an end.
Super good example of what happens if you dont overthrow your bank and democratic and republican puppets, like Iceland did. This is the end result. This will soon be American children as well. The world is shrnking economically and only the top ercentage will come out while you die to get food. This is the same nation that declared Mars exploration from its elite. They have one of the hugest gaps of class and this is 100% Funded by exploitation, and usually from US best friends club England. Enjoy that fail.
this can't happen to american children, we went through that stage 100 years ago. countries don't "undevelop", it doesn't work that way.
Occasionally countries do undevelop. Somalia and Zimbabwe are two examples.
we aren't Muslim, and Somalia etc was never anywhere near first world.
Thousands of of years of civilization beg to differ with you. Rome, China, GREECE.....
Thousands of Indian immigrants have come to America taking American jobs--go to Port Orange–Daytona Beach–Walmart hires Indians over Americans–Walmart has to give the Indians prference as they claim manority status–on Indian bragged that in Daytona ther were over 800- Indian familes–and they have brought their way of life–they make the women go out side to pee-sad but true
Allan Fisher or mohmad morsi from pakistan. Please dont BS that might be happening in karachi and it might be your own people. Indians by and large abide by the rules in America unlike your brethren who are involved in every scam possible. because Allah see's the other way when you do it to the infidels.
This happens to over a half of the world's child population around the world. Estimators say, over four million children go to bed with out food every night and wait for the school meal the next day. Politicians and the file holders should be held responsible for this in respective countries.
Had India stayed in the dominion of the UK then this would not be happening. THIS is what happens when despots and crazy people who worship cows and creation run a country. When a country is not a true republic then this is what happens. Don't be ridiculous with your comments that this will happen to the USA. They are still the strongest country in the world and the freest with the best law and order system in the world. The citizens are the heart of the country not a bunch of warlords like India and other 3rd world nations who will remain 3rd world nations as long as a small handful of armed thugs run things for a few sheiks.
cut the bs @ homeschool23 it has nothing to do with either praying to cows or creation ..also being a part of organized religion did help to prevent world war 1 and 2
it has to do with less resources more people less education and corrupt politicians..
if you take capitalism to extreme level and turn it inhuman perhaps you can see what would happen from these pictures.
"Had India stayed in the dominion of the UK then this would not be happening." Really? Sorry to question your sources but where did you read about Indian history? When India was under the UK, the British were using child labor for the longest. They did not care about any human rights.
"THIS is what happens when despots and crazy people who worship cows and creation run a country." I know it is a free country but bashing a religion that you don't know the in and outs of is not very clever. Especially, when there is no clear fact or link to relate child labor to worshiping cows.
"They are still the strongest country in the world and the freest with the best law and order system in the world." I love America. Hell, I fight for this country! However, us having the best law and order is not true in any shape or form. I must remind you of our increasingly high crime-rate, faulty judicial system and very uneven nation-wide rules.
Now back to the main point: Child-labor was embedded in India's work force 100s of years ago. It was even promoted by the British government in the form of construction laborers and home-servants. Yes, the judicial system is mostly to blame for this existing problem but it can only be uprooted if the country's society believes it to be a serious problem. Things have changed in India but the progress has been very slow, yet gradual. It will take another 10+ years for the new generation to take over office and implement such human values.
Worshipping cows or following a religion leads to slavery ? How? Where in history? You are just bashing...
What made you think "Had India stayed in the dominion of the UK" ...? Weird and crazy.
Your comments are not related to this article.....Get some education!
I can easily see this happen in the US as it illegal population grows. The illegals are already used as slaves and it will get worst as the population increases. Seems every day more and more forgien strange cultural behaviors and crimes are taking place in our communities. The deffinition of American culture is being over taken by primitive and less humane cultures.
The so called better life for most is nothing than a more brutal life than they left behind.
Our childfren and grand children will have a completly different kind of American.. that we of the baby boomers will not even recognize...as America.
It's already happening in the US....there are human traffickers in the US just as around the world. Last year they broke up human trafficking that was happening in New Jersey. This is not a problem of just under developed countries. It's just happens to be more apparent because laws are less strict in poorer nations.
I will never HomeSchool my kids – ever......
Honey, India is a country of several ancient religions, NONE of which believe in "creation." Hinduism preached evolution before the Western world came to grasp the concept. Creation is a concept in Christianity, NOT Hinduism/Jainism/Buddhism/Sikhism etc. Get yourself educated before you spew hate.
You know nothing of Indian history obviously. The British – euphemism for blood suckers , looters – stripped away everything that was left from India and ancestors of the so called british royalty destroyed every royal in India, built their empires, lived off the poor, raping the women, forcibly converting hindus at gunpoint and beheading and publicly hanging, raping those who did not. Such are the British. They went to america did the same thing there too. As slavery was the way they ruled, they gave america the concept of slaves. it took america 100s of yrs to get away from slavery. Now tell me. you don't seem to know your own country's history till a few yrs back, and you call yourself an expert in world history. WOW. kudos to you homeschooler. maybe you need to come out of your homeschool and take a good look around you.
Dear HomeSchool23, I am not sure what the 23 means – evidently, 2 to 3 years of home schooling – as reflected in the inanity of your post. You post reflects an appalling ignorance of Indian history, especially the colonization of India. India was at one point of time 30% of the world's economy, get that? – and one of the most peaceful countries – the land of the Vedas, the Buddha and Gandhiji. 800 years of mughal islamic subjugation and 200 years of English colonization and looting of India reduced it to a third-world country, and it is making a turn-around these past few years despite having the worst and most corrupt politicians in the world. I would suggest you go to regular school and get a decent education.
You obviously have no idea about the history of India. The British treated Indians not just as their slaves but also looted all the national treasures of the country. Kohinoor -the world famous diamond which is part of the British crown came from India. The British got away with crimes such as rape and murder simply because of their race. Ever heard of the Jalianwala massacre where thousands of women, children and innocent men holding a peaceful meeting were massacred by a British General Dyer –btw he was considered a Hero in Britain and was NEVER punished for a war crime in times of peace!
India is not full of warlords -there is a thriving democracy. There is a huge movement against corruption going on in India -and unlike in Islamic countries where the rebels are crushed or shot upon, the peaceful rebels are thriving in India.
The silliest part of your sentence is about cow worshipping -that is what you silly people think. We respect life of all animals -cows are considered sacred because we drink their milk -it's thought of as a surrogate mother -unlike you, we cant kill and eat someone who is any roop or avatar (yes, that is the real meaning of the word) of mother. As for creation -Hindus, Jains, Buddhists and Sikhs –the 4 religions born in India don't believe in it. We believe that soul is a part of a God who just come to earth in various forms of life and once free of the series of life an death -attainable through a process called enlightenment, achieve Moksha and re-join God. We see God in every animal -most of Indians are vegetarians and don't believe in torture that you see in China -like skinning of alive dogs and cats.
homeschool23, you really should have gone to a public school, it would have offered you better knowledge. Did you miss the entire book on British and US history? If the Brits were so good why did the US fight for independence? Go back to school kid, you still haven't passed your GED.
Agreed, this article could be used as a mission statement for the Republican agenda.
I was about to go on reading this article and then came across a glaring mistake in one of the early paragraphs..
Zamindars (land owners and money lenders) are referred to as jamadars (people who indulged as scat disposers) -this is to huge a mistake for me to trust the article anymore.
He meant Jamadars correctly- what you assumed were Zamindars who are land owners . In this case he is referring to boss man of the daily laborers not the land owners . Look up the meaning on the internet and you will see what I am talking about.
Please look at Emirats, they doing the same .
Is Emirates India's Labor goal? I would think the US, UK, Germany, Brazil or even South India would be a better target to shoot for? Emirates has almost 0 worker protection – and I guess you think thats a good benchmark?
No Islamic terrorism and this brutality exists!? How's that possible? I guess poverty and greed trump all religions.
Noislam: Islam is called poverty and corruption in India, they're one and the same. It's other synonyms are terrorism, corruption, chaos. The spirit that causes man's downfall is one though called by many names.
Well islamic population after indendence was less that 5 to 10% now it is over %30. During the same period Indian has gone from better to worst. Now the government to please them indulge in undemocratice process by providing reservation based on religion. Most of the violence is associated with them. If you do not no Indian history you do not know the crimes islam has created in India.
New Delhi is constantly at odds with its Muslim population who is trying to gain control over the Hindus... India has the 2nd largest Muslim population in the world.
Exactly. One need only to look at the 57 Islam nations of the OIC. Poverty, overpopulation, and a fatalistic view on life is what Islam brings to a region. The United Nations has dictated immigration quotas in the European Union. Europe is currently being flooded with people from third world countries, mainly Islamic ones. Look how quickly ghettos and "No Go Zones" popped up in working class cities of Luton, Birmingham, Malmo, and other places in Europe. Islam is a totalitarian ideology hiding behind religion. It has a lousy track record. Even it's most prosperous nations like Dubai, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia turn a blind eye to the starvation and poverty of their Muslim brothers and sisters. Only Western, democratic, Judeo-Christian nations have offered charity and refuge for the displaced Muslims.
Indians do not know how to govern.
They sure do! It is just that it is not in a democratic manner. Capitalism got added to the aristocratic and feudal way of functioning creating a hegemony with poly-heads. It is an understatement to say that the society has become a tar ball of mess.
On one side such a poverty and privation. On the otherside ambitions like mars exploration. Do you think this is also called governance?
Good job, thanks for teaching us how to be a racist.
Now we know what ShovelinSnow went through as a child. No wonder he became a freak. LOL.
All of this happens in the US and other "advanced" countries as well. As long as we live in a system where money is king, these things will continue to happen. As to the caste system, clearly the reporter has no knowledge of how it works. There are at least 1 billion people in India. Each and every one of them is part of the caste system. So, if the reporter's assertion that the caste system is responsible for forced labour, then there should be 1 billion Indians should all be doing forced labour and nothing else. And there will be a few who are doing absolutely nothing except forcing people to work and/or handing out punishments. Anyone who has been in India for even one minute knows that most Indians do not live under such conditions.
No actually it desn't happen everywhere. Where are people bonded? Held hostage to an employer to pay down debts? Taken away from their village for work, only to end up working for no wages?
Saying a caste system is responsible for slavery is not the same as saying everyone in a caste system is a slave.
No one said 'most indians live under such conditions'...
Reading comprehension.....look it up, its a great concept.
Saywhat, my reading comprehension is very good. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same for your level of intelligence. If a caste system is responsible for slavery, then, logically, it follows that everyone who is in the caste system is either a slave or a slave-master - unless, of course, you quality the statement, which the writer has not done. If you want to see workers being held hostage and forced to work under sub-standard conditions, take the trouble to witness the conditions under which many farm-labourers work. The Immigration department "cracks down" on the farm-owners every year, and releases a few hundred workers. And then it is business as usual again.
Dave, ever hear of medical technology? Ever hear of logic? Ever try to comprehend that, perhaps, improved medical technology and better living conditions contribute to longer life even though the rate of birth is constant or even decreasing? The US population, for instance, increases only because of immigration. Otherwise, the US would have negative population growth.
Anyone who has been to the US or has lived there, or lives there now knows that things like this doesn't happen there. So get your facts straight before you place foot in mouth again. :)
I've lived in the US long enough to see women and children being mistreated every single day. I see homeless and drunk people every single day. I see newspaper reports of homeless men and women being raped and murdered every day. I see news reports of famous sports coaches abusing children every day, for years and years. I see reports of priests abusing children for years and years. And yet, of course, there are stupid people who believe that nothing bad ever happens in the US!
you know what ggala am from africa as much as people have a negative perception of it i would rather try and make my countly better than really come to the us,all the books i have read all the articals written and all the news it actually mkes th US a scary place to stay the number of physcopaths is astonishing,rape,street murder,murder just for the sake is sacry that even to use the sub way is scary and by the guys we are missing the point this are people who actually live this lives day in day out some of them grow up knowing this as a way of life... it sad....a child cant play normally have a childhood that is magically memorable all this is taken from them
Yes, of course, in the US have polygamists who live their lives raping minor girls. We have Republicans who believe that abortion should not be given as a right to even a girl who has been raped.
Watch any show like Maury, Jerry Springer or Steve Wilkos -I understand that the people who come to the show are from lower income classes- but those men just don't respect women and treat them like dirt. Women have kids and don't know who the father is. What kind of a life would such women be giving to their kids? What about people who bullied people like Amanda Todd?
US is still the greatest nation in the world -but that is because of the inherent belief that the best man should win -irrespective of his color or background. But there are plenty of losers here.
Wow – I never knew people could be so hateful. I am indian but grew up in the US – I talk like you, work/pay taxes like you, try and be helpful to people prob not you homeschool) etc...if I saw you on the street we would have problems.
Very ignorant and maybe its because by homeschool you mean teaching supremcy to your kids (i pitty you and feel bad for your children dude).
Your and others may me mad because walmart is hiring indians – hospitals firing indian doctors, firms hiring indian lawyers, business's and IT hiring indians....... WHO do you think is hiring these people, indians? Get a clue sport – people are hiring individuals who have talent and good work ethic (yes non-indian people who are smarter than you understand its not about black, brown, white – its about finding qualified people who actually want to work and boost the economy). You definitely fit a prototype of a trailer park hillbilly...... I dont really mean that but I would be like you if I did say that to you, wouldn't I?
YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA ABOUT ANYTHING IN LIFE – you are truly a very lost person and I hope that you get self realized one day – at least for your childrens sake...
Wrong. These dont happen in advanced countries. Only in countries where caste or status is the big deal, and corruption is the way of life...
So, in the US and the UK, priests do not abuse children? People in the US and UK do not care about their status? You actually believe there is no crime in advanced countries? What are you smoking?
yes they do. Have you ever looked at the little factories that run in the hidden alleys of the big cities. Look there and you will see the meaning of bonded labor. What about the little girls who work for the middle class families in the cities – have you not seen a 10 year old "maid" making sure that the 6 year old gets to school – comes back from school , fed?...and what do they get paid. In any civilized society you will pay through your nose for that kind of service since they value manual labor . Maybe if you really get finicky , it may not be bonded labor because most times in cities , they don't need to work to pay back loans but even then employing a 10 year old is outrageous.
Yes, this is a colossal failure of the Indian government. Generations of children to which our ever fighting political parties are answerable to . One thing about the Indian system is things will eventually improve but at a slow pace. This is one are where time is of the essence. Hopefully, this is something that can be fixed as soon as possible.I agree we do not have a right to be called an emerging superpower with out rectifying these unpardonable mistakes. But on the other hand, we are a free vibrant society and a democracy since our birth as a modern nation. Hopefully, this will lead us into progress in the next 20-30 years.
The Indian government can recify this issue but they choose not to. The US ia enabling them to suck up all the GDP into the top 10%.
Once I saw a photograph of an Indian worker covered head to toe in human excrement. He was part of the "untouchable" Indian caste and his "job" was to go down into the sewers below ground and clean them by hand. It was a heartbreaking picture. He was in his 20's, smiling, just doing his job... Makes me feel like @)$% for EVER complaining about anything in my spoiled, comfy life.
Good work CNN for telling the hard truth and shame to India for they are not a superpower status yet. Corruption is the major cause of all Indian problems no matter what project they may think of next. I may detest China but they are way ahead of India as they are good in rectifying any flaws in society except of free speech which they learnt from the British.
I am sorry to correct you, but free speech is not something we learnt from the british. Granted we had infrastructure ( rail, civil service, police) etc created during the British. I do not know if you are aware of our history. Look at Gautama Buddha, St.Thomas, Mahatma Gandhi etc. Who said british encouraged free speech? Why did we fight for so many years for our freedom then?
The problem is Indian's are so corrupted to the core that it is almost impossible to change the state of the people there. Thats why India had been ruled for almost 800 years by Mughal and then 300 years by British. If anyone read Indian news, they will be shocked and depressed to read how the poor people are treated there. The crime against poor people are mentioned in small articles in newspapers and now the people are even bored of this news. This article from CNN and the movie like Slumdog Milllionaire are true projection of India. The CNN should post more news like this to get world's attention and something can be done for the people. I want to help but just don't know how to.
thanks for your concerns. Atleast we acknowledge these problems as existing. I do not know if it is true of many other similarly sized countries or neighbouring countries
Women and children of the lower caste work also in building constructions, I see it everyday. Poverty is pretty much evident and corruption is making it worse.
See this is the problem,they loot a country for generations and break all it's social structure to core, no compensation what so ever. Later laugh at them when that country is still in its transformation stage. You all guys are no saints either.
How about birth control? Ever think of that? So we keep saving the children in India, Africa, and other areas which grow up and have more children compounding the problem worse every generation and then complain about it but no one will address getting them to use birth control instead of having 25 kids. Where is the logic?
why doesnt india's rich and middle class help these poor people out ? they have enough money to send their spoiled kids to the west for college or to open up some crappy quick mart store in the u.s.a. india save your hungry people feed them dont be so greedy. stop making bad bollywood movies also.
I was surprised to read your news articles regarding Indian children. Please stay with me, Does anyone watch indian adverts on TV, they present a high class, goodlooking males and females and living in luxury, did you know that indian actors and actress earn in millions and millions of rupees for movies, if they indian people have so much of money, why do they need mine, im not rich.
I am in USA. I am confirming here. All these news mentioned in CNN happens in USA as well.. Murder, Rape, Poverty, Homeless, Cheating husband/wife, Killing childs, Raping and killing school girl, Kidnapping etc etc...But media like CNN projects only other country news....US people will talk bad about other religion, country etc etc.
They don't learn at school, they go back girls and will make love, they will loose their jobs to other country people. It is the only country i have see where all other country people could be seen. Not only indians, i meant all country people, mexican, Canadians, Uk, UAE etc etc....because other country people find opportunites because Americans as dumb, they enjoy our tax money through government because govt pay for being jobless.
I have written a blog on this issue. Please Visit: http://globalannal.wordpress.com/2012/10/28/bonded-labor-still-existing-in-high-growth-construction-industry-and-many-other-industries-in-india-and-south-asia/
I lived in Bombay and Delhi for three years. Indians go about their daily business with their eyes shut thinking that poverty does not exist around them. If you even mention the poverty they get offended. Its like a false national pride they have with all their economic success but cannot tackle issues such as Justice, poverty and corruption.
You lived in Bombay and Delhi for 3 whole years? Amazing! I guess we should all bow down to your wisdom even though millions of Indians have lived in these cities for generations! I've lived in Florida for 25 years. And I can tell you this much" The people here are not blind. They purposely make other people miserable. I don't know if you are aware of it but there are drug-dealers in Miami - thousands of them. How many people in Florida fight the drug-dealers on a daily basis? Less than one-tenth of one percent. How often do police arrest major drug-dealers? Less than once every ten years. But then that, of course, is not evidence of people turning a blind eye to crime, according to you, I suppose.
this is how india's rich and middle class deal with their homeless and starving population. to busy sending their spoiled kids off to western universities and opening quick mart stores in the u.s.a. and not taking care of their own people. how in the world can such a religious country be so greedy and cruel to their homeless ?
"how in the world can such a religious country be so greedy and cruel to their homeless ?" It's easy, Lance. We use rich countries, such as the US, as an example.
“I hear babies cry...... I watch them grow
They'll learn much more.....than I'll never know
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world
But when I look to the east or west… I see Indian Hindus and their medieval suppressive ways
And in the neighborhood doom and oppressive frays
And I say to myself what a miserable world….
But what a wonderful world it could be if India was sliced, diced and whirled.
And I say to myself indeed that would be a wonderful world… what a wonderful world !”
It is only people who are themselves medieval and suppressive who see others that way. India is a great country today. And it will rise in power and glory, over time, while those who bash it will fade away and be forgotten.
Porki !!!! before anybody is sliced or diced or whirled, You need to be cut into piece and fed to the dogs.
SOB go burn in hell!! Porki!
World would be better place to live in if you and people like you were all together put in a meat grinder to produce your meat that would be shoved in your mothers ass. oh what beautiful place it would be then.
With such "Dark Age" culture still in existence in India how can the world be healthy and the neighbors prosperous. India poses a grave danger to the world and its deities and leaders set a bad example. Mahatma Gandhi, a pedophile, needs to be exposed and tried posthumously for his child molestation crimes just like the Penn State crowd Sandusky et al. Gandhi's statutes need to be knocked down everywhere they have been put in USA. The hindu deities need to be shattered and trashed. Disgusting figurines of ugly and scary looking characters with demonic personalities. How can hindu children grow up mentally stable looking at such atrocious representations of evil in its most heinous form.
May the wrath of St. Peter be on these Indians who abuse their children to the hilt. In the name of our Lord.
krm1007 is byproduct . get your dna done and you will find your real forfaters for sure hindus.
Pakistan was born because muslims living in India were not secular & not ready to co-exist with people of other religions – Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism,.....many others. It is very much possible that these pakistanis when migrate to western countries today could tomorrow ask of a separate country 'cause they wont be ready to co-exist. This should be recognised as threat by all western countries & they should send all of the pakis back home. If they could not co-exist with the most peaceful religion, how can they co-exist peacefully anywhere else? Something to be considered seriously by the western coutries who are taking milliions of muslim refugees in every year.
looks like you are a butcher of sorts. that's the only good thing you could learn from your rapist forefather?
You must be talking of Pakistan, not India. India is happy as one nation, thank you very much. I am sure most of the muslims there wish they could be part of secular India, where everyone is treated the same, at least legally if not in practice, irrespective of religion or caste. Look at your country, Pakistan – it appears only the Punjabi Sunni muslims are true citizens and everyone else – Sufi/Ahmadiyya/Shia are treated second-class. And the less said about hindus/christians the better as they are on the track to being made extinct there very soon by genocide.
So we have become a Society that accepts a premise based in 'the lessor of two evils'. True! It is easier than the ultimate sacrifice to make it right!
Where are the descendents of our Forefathers?
You are a descendant of your forefathers.
I'm an Indian in India.I feel we are evolving as a nation..you may verbally bash us,criticize, bad-mouth and even get personal.. whatever.But the point is, anger at the evil and injustice around us is the basis for corrective action to be initiated and we have plenty of it.We'll get there, our kids of the future will have better lives.And it will not be because of the filthy politicians, the racist wisecracks, the corrupt police and an unsupportive world.IT WILL BE DESPITE OF ALL THESE AND MORE.Have a nice life and appreciate what you have today ..But for the grace of God, it could have been you or me in the video.
You need to get your head from out of your @ss and face reality. You had you chance and blew it. How many hundreds of years does it take a country to evolve? India needs to be split up for its own good and its people's. Nothing personal, just business.
A civilized country needs thousands of years to evolve. People who create a country by killing the native population and enslaving a continent, on the other hand, do not evolve at all. They just become powerful for a while. Then, because they are not evolved, they live on borrowed money instead of earned money and eventually collapse. India has always grown and it continues to grow.
hinduism is a cult...such cults seldom survive.
Your idea of not getting personal and keeping it "purely business" is to tell a guy to get his head out of his backside coz you disagree with him?? GOOD LUCK doing business.Typical arrogant semi-educated western a**sh*8e..!People who dish it out should be able to suck it up and take it when it comes back..but i know you cant so keep your clever ideas where they belong..where the sun don't shine.
“I see trees of green ….. red roses too
For me and for you ….. I see em bloom
And I think to myself…what a wonderful world
But when I look to the east or west… I see cult like Indian Hindus and ensuing gloom
And in the neighborhood nothing but doom
And I say to myself what a miserable world….
But what a wonderful world it could be if India was sliced, diced and whirled.
And I say to myself indeed that would be a wonderful world… certainly what a wonderful world !”
We remain extremely appalled and highly concerned about the continued medieval cultural and barbaric social practices prevalent in the name of Hinduism in India. Much to our chagrin, the human rights organizations are either turning a blind eye towards these injustices or are being paid off to look the other way. We are particularly aware of the victims of such practices, namely, young children and women especially those women who are pregnant and are bearing a female embryo. They are being mistreated or simply sacrificed in the name of their deities. To the civilized world such atrocious behavior is repulsive and is condemned in the strongest words. We urge the Indian Hindus to immediately cease and desist from such unacceptable norms. To them we say the world is watching and will see to it that justice prevails.
Sometime back there was an interesting blog on India "The bubble of India has burst: Humpty Dumpty has Fallen”. We here in Haiti continue to monitor the political and cultural turmoil in India as a large percentage of our population are sugar cane slaves from India. As of now, we reiterate our view that Hindu State of India is in a precarious situation and that a geo-political implosion is imminent (if not already in process) and the need of the hour. As you will recall, India was initially broken into pieces by Arabs, Afghanis, Persians, Pakistanis, and lately by Chinese and so on. And rest assured that is not the end. India is mired in poverty and has a suppressive regime with respect to minorities. Substantial aid by the world over the years to India has failed to reverse the downward trends. We can now confirm that India has become unmanageable. If it is not imploded in a controlled manner we are afraid China will chew it up and spit it out. Therefore, we urge the UN general assembly to put this high on their agenda and vote “YES” to further breaking up India. We further propose the following areas be amalgamated with Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and China. In God We Trust.
We wish our friends in India God Speed and may the courage of Maoists bless its soul.
Ha, ha , you wish. Don't worry about India – 800 years of islamic rule and 200 years of British colonization have not managed to break up India – so your fervent hopes will do nothing. India will survive both you and me. God speed and wish you the best in life. You need to become a little more spiritual.
“I see the colors of a rainbow.....so pretty ..in the sky
Are also on the faces.....of people ..going by
I see friends shaking hands.....sayin.. how do you do
They're really sayin......i love you
But when I look to the east or west… I see Indian Hindus and their women bashing ways
And in the neighborhood …. doom and depressive days
And I say to myself what a miserable world….
But what a wonderful world it could be if India was sliced, diced and whirled.
And I say to myself indeed that would be a wonderful world… what a wonderful world !”
byproduct of arab and inidan then become paki.
Child Soldiers of India
India as a nation is facing a new problem concerning its children- emergence of children as soldiers in strife -torn states of Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, AndhraPradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Nagaland and Assam. They are getting drawn into fighting both with rebel groups as well as security forces. What was considered a problem in African countries of Sudan, Sierra Leone and other countries like Sri Lanka and Nepal has become a reality for India too.
According to human right activists the actual number of children recruited by state or non state groups as soldiers is not as obvious as in other countries but we know there is an increasing number of children being drawn into active combat.These children exposed to war and conflict are one of the most vulnerable groups often forced to witness or perpetrate combat atrocities. They are scarred for life, their childhood shattered.
are you ISI agent or what?son of gun!
Can you also shed some light on child labor situation in pakistan? oh,you may not have a clue. pakistan is not an open coutry after all – like India. Noone can really see whats actually happening in the country – it is slowly becoming like its big brother china. Ever heard of democracy?Naah....
How about breaking pakistan into pieces? Baluchistan, Sindh, Pushto, Fata,...& in future, if any of these newly born coutries want to be a part of Greater India, they are more than welcome.
Brother, did not learn any lesson even after getting defeated in FOUR wars with India? Too bad, too sad – for you.
“I see skies of blue..... clouds of white
Bright blessed days....dark sacred nights
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world.
But when I look to the east or west… I see Indian Hindus and a medieval cultural sight
And I think to myself …. what a terrible plight…a terrible blight.
And I say to myself … let us show it the light….let us fight decadent India with all our might.”
When i look at India i see filth and disgust. When I saw Ganges i puked.
& when I saw what type of food pakis are getting from their markets, I couldnt eat for couple of days. I can send you the link of news I saw few months ago.
Do you ever hear Hassan Nisra, Tarek Fateh, Najam Sethi? No? you should. They are good with showing a mirror to people like you.
Baa Baa blacksheep have you any drone?
Yes sir, yes sir, few cities full.
One for my master, one for myself & one for my little brother – who doesnt have a clue.
This is a bone chilling account of hinduism and the prevalent culture in India. We must immediately have UN conduct an investigation into the archaic values in Indian society across the board. This is fanning extremism and pulling the region down. We must break India up in pieces for maximizing value to its population and neighbors. We have met the enemy and it is India.
We shouldn't be toelrating this. Deport all Indians back to their poverty stricken country. Stop issuing all all H1B visas to these reptiles.
Hi Johny boy, Please wait for the day when US & all EU countries send you pakis back to your pakistan full of gardens of drones. Indians will keep on flourishing in India & outside – wherever they go, like they always have. Please read some news as to what we Indians have achieved & given to the world.
Johnny baby, from which country did YOU come from. maybe you should take a look at what is happening there and
self deport. maybe you're one of the people living off on our tax money, rolling your fat belly and stuffing your refrigerator with our hard earned money.
send these sadhus back to medieval India they came from
I missed you krm1007 ©™, good to see you again. Never saw you posting anything on any of the Pakistan's news on CNN though!?
Feel so sorry about you. Do you know you were Hindu before? Generations back one of your great great grand mothers got rapped by an army personnel who came with arabs to loot Greater India. She did not have any other choice but live as a keep for the rest of her life after getting converted. My fore fathers migrated to other parts of India to stay away from conversion & chose to stay Hinduism. I am not surprised at your comments. A by-product of rape cannot be anything else but someone like you. I am sorry, people couldnt help your fore fathers.
Well said Snehal. These converts do not know anything else but spew venom. Once those barbarians got their
filthy blood inside them, the result is for the entire world to see. Their poor forefathers must be rolling in their graves-
only they could tell the stories of what barbaric methods were used to convert these Hindus, raping their women, shipping
them off. Poor souls, they will never get peace, if only if they could tell their stories.
Read the real history you km- . maybe you must be very very proud indeed of your some great great grandfather rapist and pedophile, and obviously mass murderer.
We now need to focus on India. The American invasion of Afghanistan brought to the forefront the irrelevance of India as a nation. With a population of over 1.2 billion people there was no value that this nation could bring to the table. Their soldiers (ragtag) 1.2 million continue hiding in the trenches scared from Talibans. A few teenage Talibans invaded the country and held it hostage for days on end showing how useless India is. It was embarrasing for the world to observe this humiliation of a nation that was being touted as a regional power.
I continue to read with interest the thesis presented on CNN that India is “Too Big To Succeed” in a socio-politico context. Although experts use this in an economic sense, its geo-political connotations are indeed powerful. Empowering subjugated minorities in India by splitting it into smaller states would trigger uber economic demand for western nations who have given so much financial and technology aid to India with no return to show for the investment. I concur with this approach and find the premise to be on solid footing. Central Asian States (CAS) are a case in point on this successful approach. We need to understand that India has an unmanageable large population mired in poverty and we are spinning our wheels trying to feed it. It is also too big of a geographical unit to govern and for democracy to take traction.
Hinduism is a disgusting cult. Even to this day cross-cousin, father-daughter, mother-son, brother-sister, doing each other is common practice. Let me make it easy for you and refer you to the hindu scriptures and share it with the world. Shame on Hindus and barbaric Hinduism.
Pushan is the lover of his sister [ Rg Ved VI.55.4 ][ Apte 11 ]
The Ashvisns married Surya and Savitri who is their sister [ RV I.116.19 ].
Agni is the son of his father and his sister [ Rg Ved.I.91.7 ]
What about reincarnation ?
A Hindu trapped in a Muslim bodies
Way to go
still better than your bible, guy, atleast you made an attempt to read the scriptures. if you are reading the news you may read in the headlines all the time The priests of the church have been pedophiles and rapists from time immemorial. They haven't changed a bit.
As one flushes through some of the acromonial comments posted herein, one sees frustrated Indian hindus (?) in wolf clothing (names!) making asinine one liners trying to put Pakistan in negative light. Is it obsession, or is it jealousy or is it pure boredom resulting from economic doom/poverty/bubble burst/joblessness prevalent in India? It probably is a combination of all of above.Needless to say that Indians, among others, should learn from the inspiration that Malala has generated and try to emulate her bravery, intelligence, innocence in standing up to overwhelming odds and speaking her mind up. This is what Pakistan stands for and Islam preaches. In America we call it freedom.
Pls save the cow
This will stop global warning
Your "here, here" has given you away, my Paki friend, sorry to say this. Its supposed to be "hear, hear", but I guess language correctness does not matter to you as much as supporting terror and chopping off peoples heads because they are non-muslims.
Some of the people posting here are as heartless as those contractors.
Let me show the mirror to these Indian carpetbeggars so they can understand how others perceive them. First off, let us not insult religions by putting Hinduism in that category. Hinduism is nothing but a cult invented by the British East India Company in the nineteenth century.The religion was based on voodoo practices of african slaves that the Muslim invaders travelled with in ancient times. Second, and that brings us to who hindus really are..... an offshoot of illegitimate children born out of these african slaves. The dark skin and body odor of Indians today are indicative of the DNA of these slaves. Nothing personal...it is all science. Recall, how the Indian hindus were again enslaved by Europeans and transported to the Carribean Islands and South America to work in sugar plantations. The mindset of Indians are so much set in slavery they they cant pull themselves of your poverty quagmire and inferiority comple that they developed over time. The problem is these Indians are dragging the neighbors down also socio economically. We must change this equation. The way to do it is to break India into pieces so that we are able to change the mindset that is so mired in slavery.
Your ignorance was irritating at first. But now it is simply hilarious!
What did you drink today? Hashish imported from pakistan?
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Indians lust after white skin. They invented worlds oldest racist system still in practice.
They use skin bleaching creams both men and women.
Indians are actually Africans. Just take a look at them.
But funny thing is they hate africans!
Indians talk big but are really small people in deeds and actions.
They have been defeated by each invader that attacked them. They shout loud but they are weak in spirit and actions.
They are world best hypocrites.
They hate each other too.
Worshipping cows,absolute religion combined with despotism is indeed responsible for India's current state.Its not new either, it dates hundreds of years.I'm Indian but would never shy from truth or adopt jingoist rhetoric unlike my fellow Indian friends here. Biggest lies are the ones we tell ourselves , yet it's inherent in human nature, especially Indian culture where people are rather scared of venturing into any sort of introspection. I also believe , for what it's worth, US remains the greatest nation. It can't be turned into South Asia or India.
The more I think about it the more I am convinced that the only way to solve the lingering socio economic and geo political problems in South Asia we have to tackle the barbaric and dark culture in India which I define as Sadhuism. The most prudent way of doing that is to slice India into independent smaller states that have a heart and a soul.
I will join force to fight against modern day slavery and permit me to say,it is not different in Africa,am a Nigerian youth activist fighting to save the most populous black nation from collapsing. My campaign is against the Asian's in africa,their existence in business kills human capacity development,all in the name of searching for cheap labor- All they do is to scavenge on the lower class people,but they perpetrate this act with help of our elected leaders and I see them as the 'People's enemy'.
I SUPPORT TO STOP MODERN DAY SLAVERY IN INDIA AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.
Fakorode O Kayode
Youth activist and a Writer
Come on guys... really. I am really glad and consider myself fortunate to have many privileges other Indians cannot enjoy, as should you. It is quite obvious that all these trolls here don't seem to care for any sort of intellectual discussion. All they do is flame and rage time and again accusing us of being people that we are not and of doing things that we don't do, only because their narrow-mindedness stops them from dispelling their preconceived stereotypical notions.
Stop following suit and put your time to better use so you can be better people and serve our country with the same zeal that you are defending our country, our culture, and our religions here.
nooke india into smithereens. You can't fix this garbage.
I am ashamed to be an Indian anymore
So you're also embarrassed that you have food to eat, adequate water to drink, and a fairly decent (I hope) education?
If you had the option of being born again into a random country, would you risk being born into China?Haiti?Africa?Or as a woman in the Middle East or South America?Oh, probably Russia where terrorists poison drinking water? Or maybe USA itself, probably born to a teenage mother who abused you because she was too young to work her own issues out first? In any of these cases, your nationality wouldn't be the first thing you worried about.
Stop whining. India has some serious issues, but it's not the only country.
So why do people continue to reproduce in areas already overpopulated and where conditions are so terrible? Why does the government of India permit these conditions to exist? Is there no respect for human beings in India? That must be why our small town in America is overrun with doctors from India. They should stay in their own country and try to make things better instead of coming to America to make money.
Hawke, why do US corporations and the US government get things manufactured in China and in India? Why not just stay at home? Do you think, maybe, that, perhaps, there is a slight chance, that the US corporations and the US government are MAKING MONEY by going abroad? Gosh! What a shocking idea! I don't suppose you've ever heard of such a thing, have you? It's absolutely amazing how entire countries IMPORT and EXPORT products, technology, and people, to MAKE MONEY! It's a terrible thing, Hawke! You should look into it and get every government in the workd to stop all types of export and import forever.
How about stopping American evangelists showing up in India ? India is already head deep in all the religious mess. We don't need new religious propaganda and evils.
I don't know that China's internal prlbmeos are greater than India's. Both suffer from certain amounts of violent separatism, and the legitimacy of both governments is based on their ability to deliver prosperity. China has unquestionably been more efficient and successful at modernizing its military, and there's no comparison between the diplomatic clout China exercises on the world stage, and India's. China is perceived to be a player on the world stage, whereas India is only seen as a regional power.The last time China decided to poke someone was when they invaded Vietnam in 1978, and they got their asses kicked. Of course, that was 30 years ago and the PLA has improved a lot since then. However, the fact remains that the political dangers of losing a conflict are so great, that it's unlikely that China will engage in military adventurism. They know fighiting and losing a significant conflict will lead to the overthrow of the Communist Party. This is why China is so knotted up over Taiwan. They would love to invade, but they know if they lost that would be the end for the current ruling class.I think it hurts the Indians to realize how little India matters to China, and to see how far China has pulled ahead of India during the same time period. This is perhaps what fuels talk of some kind of active hatred or rivalry between the two. It makes India feel important. In the same way Canadians are always fantasizing that the US is about to take something from them. Same psychology.
“I hear babies cry...... I watch them grow
They'll learn much more.....than I'll never know
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world
“I hear babies cry...... I watch them grow
They'll learn much more.....than I'll never know
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world...
greedy selfish indians need to stop sending their spoiled kids off to western countries for education and jobs and start feeding their poor homeless population. theirs no depth in he11 deep enough for these dirt bags.
Excellent report! It resonates with me. I recall in my youth, I almost fell into the trap of bonded labor in the Chaco Argentino, on the Paraguayan border. We were doing bricks from mud mixed with grass. There was no salary, only half mortadella at the end of the day. We were supposed to work, to repay the food. I lasted one day, before I escaped into the swamps filled with yacares and snakes. I almost die from hunger. The police found me, but did not dare to touch me due to my "aristocratic looks." Thet only confiscated my precious kniwes, with the pretext that "the gauchos might kill you." As for what to do with the problem in India, I know what to do. Just pass a UN resolution to sequester the Indian presidential palace. Then sell it on auction, and buy freedom of those workers! This is what the UN Charter of Human Rights says! Invoke it! That will teach the Indian society a lesson!
and obama wants to do business with these people? the west should demand rules to deal with these countries.
India has the second largest population in the world behind China. Islam promotes population growth for namesake and religious beliefs. Spread of Islam through population growth and takeover. India is currently experiencing a modern day battle between Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists. Had the Muslims stayed out of India, the non-violent nature of Buddhists would have prevailed. However, Muslims are comfortable with a caste system of slavery. Look at the 57 OIC nations of Islam. Women are treated like second-class citizens who must be covered and married off at soon as possible. Everywhere Islam goes, poverty and enslavement follow. Islam has a lousy track record on planet earth.
I am glad to see that instead of constantly printing about the successful 30% of the middle class/yuppie population, now the plight of the downtrodden, and depressed is coming to light. It was this way when I was born in India 78 years ago and little has changed for the poor. Successive govts. of INdia simply did not have the integrity9they did have plenty of corruption at all levels,as now) or the political will to help the poor while the rich are by and large wallowing in a vulgar display of their newly acquired wealth, not giving a hoot for the poor. Someday, there will be a social revolution in India (but maybe I won't be around to hear about it.
For those Americans or 'posers' calling for the split of India need to realize that America is sitting on a time bomb itself. The South wishes to separate from the North which is so much different in principles, traditions and beliefs. I have spoken to many Southern folks from Georgia, Alabama etc. and many of them want a separate country. They fly the confederate flag and are proud of their southern traditions. So I guess Americans should first be worried about the divisions in their own country before talking about others. Peace.
Please dont insult USA by comparing it to india. USA is like Chanel 5 perfume compared to cow dung india is. Git?
fail to have the correct rargstietion papers in order to be allowed to ship into India. If you are Shipping to India, even if you have everything done right, you are probably going to face delays of your own. In most
50 million girls in India have gone missing in 3 generations through practices like infanticide, feticide, deliberate starvation, dowry murders, bride trafficking, honor killings and witch hunts !!!! We need to demand accountability and action from the Indian Hindus and the Indian Brahmin government to stop female genocide in India forthwith. It is immoral, illegal, against all civilized norms, against the principles of most religions and above all it setting a bad example for all the neighboring countries. We strongly urge you to join this movement that is now ongoing on all social media.
Let me show the mirror to these Indian carpetbeggars so they can understand how others perceive them.
First off, let us not insult religions by putting Hinduism in that category. Hinduism is nothing but a cult invented by the British East India Company in the nineteenth century.The religion was based on voodoo practices of african slaves that the Muslim invaders travelled with in ancient times.
Second, and that brings us to who hindus really are..... an offshoot of illegitimate children born out of these african slaves. The dark skin and body odor of Indians today are indicative of the DNA of these slaves. Nothing personal...it is all science.
Recall, how the Indian hindus were again enslaved by Europeans and transported to the Carribean Islands and South America to work in sugar plantations. The mindset of Indians are so much set in slavery they they cant pull themselves of their poverty quagmire and inferiority complex that they developed over time.
The problem is these Indians are dragging themselves and the neighbors down socio economically which is causing terrorism to take root. We must change this equation. The way to do it is to break India into pieces so that we are able to change the mindset that is so mired in slavery.
India is the @rse of South Asia while Hinduism represents the worst of what a medieval cult can offer. Indian culture is a conglomeration of bizarre rituals based on inc*st. Hindu deities are repulsive representation of horrific characters that incite b@stiality and pedophilic practices and violent and extremist acts on humans such as sacrificial rituals. Just imagine a deity that represents a demonic image with blood dripping mouth that makes dracula look like George Clooney ! Just look at another deity that resembles a reptile, a cobra, a rat, a distorted human face with an elephant's snout and numerous claws as arms/hands that will send a chill down your spine. Worst of all a nation of people who will smile at your face and stab a knife down your back while embracing you in a gesture of goodwill. Folks, India is a nation that is destined for doom which is knocking at their door as we speak.
I know the mind set behind this kind of story in south Asia and the general criminality, greed , violence and evil lurking in the minds of humanity in general, no matter the country! But I do spend time in India and know the woeful limits here when it comes to expressing humanity towards ones fellow beings . . .
I cannot believe all the vitriolic bile I have been reading in these posts. So much hatred towards one another, based on ignorance, fear and prejudice. If India hasn't progressed, neither has the rest of the world, for these comments sound like they come from a time long since left behind. We are part of this planet, we are here for a short number of years and then we disappear into the ether. The more hatred we spew, the more hatred we attract. We need to re-establish common bonds of humanity and help one another towards a more peaceful just world, using our wisdom and our compassion. Some countries have made huge progress materially but they still suffer from cruelty, loneliness, isolation and mental imbalances. Others still suffer with basic human needs. We have to be more tolerant towards one another, stepping out of our ego-driven madness and seeing our common humanity. Yes, stand up and speak against injustice but we don't need to trash and denigrate one another in the process...
Poor children! It’s a matter of deep shame for free civilized world. This is not the first or the last discovery of enslaved children in India. It is widespread practice in that country. No pressure can work to force Indian government to stop this worst kind of exploitation of children. The culprits are influential and, in many cases, the part and parcel of Indian government. There is a need to boycott Indian goods at global scale. Only that can bring some pressure on the greedy Indian rich who habitually and professionally exploit Indian children and then conveniently get away with that heinous crime.
Government should seriously take an proper measures to come over it if not it will be very difficult for the children's of India to survive.
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