Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Shame on India!

A new study (a report on the Hunger and Malnutrition  by the Naandi Foundation) based on the height and weight of more than 100,000 Indian children across 6 states, show that 42% of the under-fives are severely underweight and 59% of them are stunted (their height is much lower than the median height).  Roughly about 50% of the Indian children are malnourished.  Or, almost one in two do not get enough to eat and they are sick and emaciated.  This is another feather on India’s cap!
The Prime Minster of India has said it is a national shame!
It is shame on the ruling political leaders who follow wrong priorities! It is shame on those who have hoarded tons of money in the secret accounts of foreign banks! Shame on those government employees who exploit the poor and fatten themselves! Shame on all those who accumulate thousands of millions each year by graft! Shame on those who send rockets up (of what use has it been so far? How many of them have gone up? What have they discovered which have not been already known?)Shame on those who get a share of the billions in the purchase of aircrafts, ships, submarines and other military equipment!  Shame on all those politicians who manipulate public funds for programs where a big graft is assured.
Many say India is an economic power.
Many say India is a nuclear power.
Many say India is world military power.
And of course India is a space power too.  
Now look at the ground reality!  What a sad sight! Our children are suffering.  A consioderable percentage of them  will be dying without food, medicine and care! Let those sitting in the ivory towers declare in the world summits, at the height of their voice, India is an economic  super power, India is a military and space power while our children suffer and die!  Let religions condemn birth control measures like Mother Teresa did! what a service to India! 

1 comment:

  1. The blame and social inequality

    These findings emphasize the social disparity between different continents, countries, regions, states and even cities. This inequality is a major problem in society and is one of the causes of most conflicts between people. The intensification of this process tends to further aggravate the socioeconomic problems of the disadvantaged.
    Social inequality is a consequence of the unequal distribution of wealth, a fact found in most countries. This creates a contrast between the social and economic population, because only a small portion of society has a majority of economic resources, while the majority are "satisfied" with the lower portion of the property.
    This picture of social inequality generates a process of exclusion related to housing, education, employment, health and other aspects of citizen's right.
    Faced with such an occurrence, it is necessary to a fairer distribution of income in order to provide better living conditions for the global population.

    In modern society we have many situations where the norms and rules end up directing their positions to seek to defend the capital development and the interests of the class that is in "power", lose their character of impersonality.
    The rules are not built according to the interests of all groups but restricted, so the difficulty of acceptance by all
    Poverty is understood as the result of human action, as a result of the ways they think, interpret and direct the construction of history, so they accept the minimum standards of living of every individual present in society
    In this sense, poverty is seen as arising from social inequality, following the aggravation of this process.
    The actions of men are determined by the relations of interests present in society, they are choosing the form of organization of social life.
    "If the memory is full, the past is always contemporary subject (this is again shifted to the image plane and the value) and meets the need of the court of its correctness and truth, the absolute conviction that you know and judges "

    we all need to look at reviewing the current social policies not to be only palliative, since hunger will not wait.