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Tag Archives: India/Pakistan
Markets Are Breaking Down India’s Caste System, Turning Untouchables into Millionaires, Foundation for Economic Education
They called his ice cream “unclean merchandise” because he is Christian.
If they dress immodestly or talk so loudly a stranger can hear.
78 percent of Pakistanis think their laws should “strictly follow” the Koran.
“This law is an attempt to make Pakistan a Western colony again.”
Security Lockdown in North India State as Caste Violence Flares, South China Morning Post
One caste doesn’t like preferences for other castes.
Raising the marriage age to 18 would be “blasphemous.”
250,000 Muslims took to the streets in India.
At least they don’t blame “racism.”
Caste Quotas in India Come Under Attack, New York Times
Indians fight back against affirmative action.
They were to be punished because their brother ran off with a married woman.
Who will be next?
The populations of India and China will each reach 1.4 billion by 2022.
Dare we call them “xenophobic”?
India: Version 1.27 billion, Times of India
Indian says at least 300 million should emigrate to solve overpopulation problem.
It’s led to nearly 2,000 arrests.
Woman came to the US from India and then traveled around the country.
India Is Building Millions of Toilets, but That’s the Easy Part, Washington Post
The government uses cash incentives to encourage Indians to use toilets.
“To many Indians, the idea of a mixed-race couple is alien, repulsive even.”
Indians are serious about their cheating.
Technology Driving Rise in Abortions of Girls in India, New Scientist
You can get an ultrasound in villages that don’t have clean water.
The “untouchables” are being forced into ghettos.
Bad medicine in government-run “sterilization camp.”
Latrines May Not Improve Health of Poor Children, New York Times
Bill Gates’ millions down the drain.
Cheating Pervades India’s Education System, Los Angeles Times
Teachers who try to stop cheating may be attacked.
Encountering Racism in Delhi, BBC News
Delhi residents don’t like people who look Chinese.
A Hindu reportedly defaced a Koran.
It was “disrespectful of Hinduism’s Gods and Goddesses.”
Students Protest Against Racial Profiling in India, Christian Science Monitor
Students in northeast India are demanding an “anti-racism” law.
A Month of Horror for Christians Under Islam: September 2013, Gatestone Institute
This is apparently not considered an important human rights problem.
Muslim Attitudes to Women’s Headwear Revealed, Telegraph (London)
International survey of Muslim women on how much they should cover up.
Judge Astonished Only 12 Hours Between ‘Bottle and Throttle’ for Pilots, Telegraph (London)
Foreign pilots often fly out of London drunk.
Some pay up to $35,000 to be smuggled in.
Cheating Students More Likely to Want Government Jobs, Study Finds, Los Angeles Times
The study was done in India.
Woman Killed over Dowry ‘Every Hour’ in India, Telegraph (London)
Wife is killed if her parents can’t come up with enough cash.
Pakistan’s Problem with Polio Programmes, Telegraph (London)
Tribesman let in vaccination teams in exchange for economic benefits.
Nearly 30 Million Around the World Are Slaves, Reveals New Report, Daily Mail (London)
India, China and Pakistan are among the worst offenders.
Suicide Bomb Attack Kills 60 at Pakistan Church, Los Angeles Times
Another Muslim response to religious diversity.
Miss America, Meet India’s ‘Dark’ Side, The Daily Beast
Miss America is too dark to have a chance of winning Miss India.
Millions have been aborted.
31 Killed in Indian Religious Violence, Christian Science Monitor
There have been 450 incidents of religious violence in India this year.
In Pakistan, there is an outbreak where a warlord kept out vaccinators.
India’s Unfair Obsession with Lighter Skin, The Guardian
Indians spend over $400 million on skin-whitening cream.
He may have to come to America to save his mustache and his family.
Genetic Evidence Shows Recent Population Mixture in India, Medical Xpress
But the caste system has since limited inter-group mingling.
She was on a bicycle tour with her husband.
Global TB Fight Hits a Wall, Wall Street Journal
India’s strategy makes the disease more drug resistant.
Berlusconi Defends Need for Bribery, Financial Times
You can’t do business in the Third World without it.
Gujarat’s Divisive Leader Poised to Win Third Term in Crucial Election, Guardian (London)
“Rigid communal segregation” leads to “perfect security” in Indian state.
India’s Dwindling Parsi Population to Be Boosted with Fertility Clinics, Telegraph (London)
And they want pure-bloods, not mixed marriages.