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Monday, 24 May 2010

Never let the facts get in the way of a little indignation.

Never let the facts get in the way of a little indignation.


In 2007, according to India 's National Crime Records Bureau, 32,318
people were murdered in India .

Another 3644 were victims of manslaughter.

In a category of its own, 8093 brides or their relatives were killed
in "dowry deaths'' - murdered by greedy grooms
and in-laws angry over the amount of dowry paid by the bride's family.

And there were a further 27,401attempted murders and the annual road
toll in India is now tipped to reach 155,000.

By contrast, in 2007, the Australian Bureau of Statistics reports,
255 people were murdered in Australia.

Another 28 were victims of manslaughter, and 246 survived attempted murders.

No dowry deaths were recorded .India, of course, is a very big country.

But the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that relative
to population, its homicide rate is more than twice that of Australia.

It is a country in which violent crime is commonplace -
so commonplace that every day more than 100 Indians are murdered by other Indians.

Yet when an Indian is murdered overseas, the news channels whip
themselves and their viewers into a froth of indignation at the country concerned.

How can this happen?

How can any civilized nation fail to protect its residents?

What kind of racist country is this? Why aren't India 's TV networks
campaigning against the epidemic of death all around them?

Why does it take a murder of an Indian overseas to stir their moral outrage?
(To put it into perspective, the murder reduced their population by
0.0000001% for about 10 seconds)

Were they equally outraged 10 years ago when Australian missionary
Graham Staines and his two sons were burnt alive in their car by Hindu extremists in Orissa?

Or in 2004 when Australian tourist Dawn Griggs was robbed, raped and
murdered by two taxi drivers after arriving late at night at Delhi airport?

If Indian students don't feel safe in Australia they should go back to
India where the odds (of getting killed) are better!!

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