Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Humanitarian Crisis and Genocide: In India or Sri Lanka

This article was written in response to many writers from India (specially Tamil Nadu) who comment about genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka.  Approximately half of the North East Tamil population lives in the South, specially in and around the capital Colombo.  I, the blog author am a Tamil too, my fathers ancestry being from the North.    So my apologies to the rest of India.

India has a humanitarian crisis and genocide that targets the Sudra and Dalit population.

a) The  highest illiteracy in the world, child labor/slavery, infant mortality, child abuse, lack of sanitation for more than half the population is a humanitarian disaster of epic proportions.
b) These humanitarian crisis targets the Sudra and Dalit population and result in deaths of children in genocidal rates (2 million per year).
c) The government of India has had 60 years to rectify this humanitarian crisis and genocide.
d) There should be a UN resolution, and independent observers to ensure Indian govt compliance to control the humanitarian crisis and genocide of the Sudra and Dalit populations.

It is hypocritical not to consider what is happening in India as genocide and a humanitarian crisis.

The Numbers:
* 2 million children die each year: 27 million children are born each year in India of which 2 million of them do not live to the age of five. (120K (lakhs) in Tamil Nadu)
*12-60 million child workers in India: (700K (lakhs) to 3.5 million in Tamil Nadu)
*Two thirds of children are victims of physical abuse. The majority are beaten in school, and over half have to work seven days a week.
*200 million people in hunger, and over 40% of the children
*60% public defecation. (I am not joking 60% shit in the streets and open).

* The numbers for Tamil Nadu are based on population being 6%  of total Indian population.

Tamil Nadu and the Govt of India do not allow UNHCR (among others) access to the refugee camps in TN
The lack of direct access to the camps in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu affects UNHCR’s efforts to support the voluntary repatriation of Sri Lankan refugees, though it now conducts repatriation interviews outside the camps, while relying on civil-society groups to monitor the situation within them.
About Sri Lanka the report says
Efforts will continue towards preserving asylum space for refugees according to the country’s positive practice in the past.

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