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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Extra-judicial Killings and Organ Selling for Survive in India

Kashmir's extra-judicial killings

A young Indian soldier recently stationed in Kashmir reflects on the controversial issue of 'fake encounter' killings - where the security forces are alleged to carry out extra-judicial killings while claiming they were caught up in gun battles with militants.

The system in the Kashmir valley has become such that "kills" by so-called security forces are associated with medals, monetary benefits, promotions and a host of other perks.

Militants are tough adversaries, So any organisation getting or registering more "kills" reaps the benefits.

More about the extra-judicial killing could be found here.

Selling organs to survive: India
This is an investigation of BBC in areas that were hit by tsunami 2 years ago.

more than two years after the tsunami that some survivors, still without permanent homes or jobs, have been resorting to selling their own organs to make ends meet.

Even before the tsunami some poor fishing families had sold organs.

But Dr Paul Sunder Singh, the director of the charity Karunalaya, says their desperate situation now has made the tsunami survivors more vulnerable targets for the brokers who buy human kidneys.

"All these problems have provided opportunities for these brokers to come in and lure them saying you can help a patient and get a lot of money," he says.

"Some were promised 100,000 rupees ($2,000), some 50,000 rupees ($1,000)."

But many who have sold organs say they were cheated.

We met six women, all complaining angrily. They had been offered from $1,000 to $2,000 each for a kidney. But the brokers had only delivered half the promised sum.

The full article about the sad story is here.

When some media and Indians are bragging about the social stability and superpower of India, the above stories can only draw very different picture about India.

One more thing I should remind. After tsunami happened 2 years ago, Indian government refused the help from other countries and said the country had enough resources to recover from the disaster. See the story here.

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Anonymous fortebuster said...

Yet another article to show how insecure one can get.LOL I am with you on this man,Let the both of us not sleep over rising India and its problems :-)

Whats the tsunami got to do with Kashmir.LOL

3:12 PM  
Anonymous fortebuster said...


6:29 PM  

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