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I was surfing the web this weekend and found the following articles. Very interesting, India, the country which considers itself the next superpower. The next big economy, which will represent it's Asian neighbours to the world. This is what we truly want India to be.

But is India evolving with the times?

India still lives and abides by a system, which is over 3000 years. The system became obsolete many centuries ago but still practised today e.g. Caste system, Dowry system, female foeticide and many more.

Some of the articles as examples:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-29983752- Indian woman paraded naked on donkey

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-30015752- India sterilisation deaths: Chhattisgarh protests as toll climbs

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-29655662- Indian athlete Debjani Bora beaten in 'witch hunt'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-14117505 - Is India's population policy sexist?

Reading through some of the comments in the articles, a comment made by a person mentioned a film, which was released in 2005 called : Matrubhoomi: A Nation Without Women.

So,I decided to watch it, not for the light hearted but you could say its a extreme way of thinking.

Matrubhoomi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I would be great to see some feedback on what people think.

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Yes, I agree. But what is Indian doing about it.

Here is another article, which is also interesting.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29950843- The students who feel they have the right to cheat

That link is a stub.

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Sex Trafficking in India

Hew York Times, Editorial


Published: October 16, 2013

Although a brutal gang rape in Delhi last December grabbed national headlines and caused a public outcry, sex trafficking in India has not provoked the same degree of outrage. It is hard to know how many women and girls are trafficked in India, but the United States State Department, the United Nations and India’s Human Rights Commission have all identified India as a major hub in the international sex trade, a global phenomenon that may involve upwards of 27 million people.

In March, in the wake of the rape, India’s Parliament passed a bill amending laws concerning sexual violence and making sex trafficking a criminal offense. But the gap between enactment and enforcement remains unacceptably wide. Parliament acted in response to the recommendations of a judicial committee led by the late Justice Jagdish Sharan Verma. In addition to urging tougher laws protecting women and children from abuse, the Verma Report recommended stiffer penalties for sex-related crimes as well as swifter justice for the perpetrators.

India’s own sex trade is booming. The New York Times recently reported on widespread human trafficking of young girls in the state of Jharkhand and on the trafficking of impoverished girls into India from neighboring Nepal. Girls are also exported from India and other South Asian countries to the Gulf and Southeast Asia.

Persistent poverty is a major factor. Many vulnerable women and girls are lured by promises of employment, and some parents are desperate enough to sell their daughters to traffickers. Rapid urbanization and the migration of large numbers of men into India’s growing cities creates a market for commercial sex, as does a gender imbalance resulting from sex-selective abortion practices that has created a generation of young men who have little hope of finding female partners. India’s affluence is also a factor, luring European women into India’s sex trade. The caste system compounds the problem. Victims of sex trafficking disproportionately come from disadvantaged segments of Indian society.

Amending India’s laws is a good step, but a law is only as good as its enforcement. Trafficking is profitable and corruption is widespread. It is all too easy for traffickers to buy off police and other law-enforcement agents. The police must face strong disciplinary consequences for turning a blind eye, and those who commit sex crimes must know that they risk speedy prosecution and stiff sentences. Meanwhile, India’s government should address historic patterns of discrimination and focus increased resources on educating disadvantaged girls. Until attitudes in India toward women change and poor children gain the skills they need to take control of their futures, sex trafficking and the damage it inflicts will continue.

A version of this editorial appears in print on October 16, 2013, in The International New York Times.


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While SAS is working in countering this issue, the Hindus in the UK don't seem to be doing anything to protect their girls or even their boys from the actions of the Islamic fanatics. While Sikhs are well aware of the activities of Islamic fanatics trying to convert their sons and daughters the Hindus are just asleep to the exact same thing happening in their communities. Recently a Hindu convert to Islam has fled the UK to Syria after being released on bail for a terrorism offence and one of the most dangerous terrorists to be convicted in the UK for a terror plot is also a former Hindu.

For people like Sherni posting items about the awareness campaigns by Sikhs is proof of a problem rather than proof of the Sikhs taking positive action against this problem. Now let's ask where is the Hindu awareness campaign?

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Agree it is an "interesting" article but why expect india to evolve as it is a 3rd world country. forget what india is doing about its struggling students, tell us what YOU are doing for these students

kh girls ‘pushed into sex trade’ in UK

The girls are victims of illegal trafficking by unscrupulous agents.

JATINDER PREET Ludhiana | 7th Dec 2013

dangerous new trend of luring young and hapless Sikh girls into flesh trade in the UK has caused widespread outrage. Volunteers of Sikh Sewak Society International led by its chairman Rajinder Singh Purewal along with a delegation of UK Sikhs met the police commissioner of Jalandhar last week to submit a memorandum demanding stringent action to check the illegal trafficking by unscrupulous travel agents based in Punjab.

They cited reports in the British media that allege several Punjabi girls who arrived in the UK on student visas were being forced into prostitution. In September this year six men were jailed at Leicester Crown Court in England for offences including facilitating child prostitution involving a Sikh victim.

The Sikh Awareness Society ran a campaign asking members of the Sikh community to arrange for programmes in their local gurdwaras or community centres for university students to discuss the issue of sexual abuse.

Bhai Mohan Singh of the organisation said that the authorities cannot deal with this situation in isolation. He said, "We as a community need to be proactive and make sure we can help to keep as many children safe as we can."

There has been much concern among Indians of Punjabi origin as many such cases involving Sikh girls have come to their notice, said Rajinder Singh Tatla, a UK resident. Many of those who come to the United Kingdom on student visas are unable to find work and are forced to join the sex trade. The large number of such young boys and girls flocking to Sikh gurdwaras for a free meal was just one of those indicators, he said. Many of these students can be seen begging door-to-door and sleeping in the streets, he added.

Sikh social and religious organisations have been helping such hapless youngsters find shelter in the gurdwaras. They have also appealed to the people of Punjab to carry out proper procedures while despatching their children to UK.

Fair point, but where is the root cause of the problem? I think the article you have posted answers your question.

This has nothing to do with religion. It all about an obsolete culture, which has failed the nation.

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In September this year six men were jailed at Leicester Crown Court in England for offences including facilitating child prostitution involving a Sikh victim.

Remember in this case, some Sikh guys actually went into the establishment that was holding the abused girl and smacked up the nonces when the police and social services turned a blind eye; forcing the police to deal with the matter leading to the above convictions.

Overall, I'd say Sikhs have done more to highlight sexual abuse in this county than ANY other community - including the English pricks - who've been at pains to cover it up, especially as it appears to have been rampant up to high end government levels.

As for helping the destitute here: I know that my previous local Gurdwara in East London was giving to food to all and sundry, including hard up Muslim and Hindus.

I ain't got nothing against Hindus, but let's be frank, they aren't doing shite themselves, and yet some of you have the front to point at Sikhs. It's a joke.

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