11 June, 2013

Rape and Economy

The recently published report of the chamber of commerce in India about the tourism in India shows some hope that at last the governing people with sit together to find a solution for the whole this of rape saga in India.  it is an international metaphor that the ruling body open their eyes when something affects the economy of the nation.

The case of all environment protection voices now days is an example. There was a time the whole so called developed nations were on a spree of modernization and now when it was observed that without caring the green the whole development is a waste and it will at the end of the day affect the financial stability.

The published report says that in the last six months time the foreign tourism in India declined by 35%. It is after the very brutal rape happened in Delhi. Those who have followed by blog would have already read at least three times I did mention about that and the various other incidents happening in India against women.
This rape culture has brought down the very high brand name ‘India’.  Apart from thousands of Indian women mercilessly being raped and killed in India, the world also noticed that the attitude towards foreign women were also not different.

 A Swiss woman was raped in March and then followed by many other incidents against foreign nationals. A British woman had to jump out of the hotel window to escape a rape assault by the hotel owner, an American woman was gang raped and to the latest that an Irish woman getting raped. These are only namesake known information and if we look into the reports we would see a lot of such incidents reported.

2 Million People are working in the tourism sector in India and 7 million people are profiting from the income from the tourists visiting India. The tourism sector brings every year 18 billion dollars to India. The government is concerned now as the decline of foreign tourists will affect the whole economy of the nation at least to some extent.

This is an eye opener and the government is thinking of measures to provide enough security to tourist areas and as well as to chart out a plan how to conscientize the whole of India about the value of respecting the freedom and integrity of women. Change can be invoked only when something affects the economy of the nation.

Stand up, Putin

After a long time we saw some bold statements from Vladimir Putin. His reactions yesterday regarding the conflicts in the Arabian region and about America are very much to consider.

Among everything what he said, I just and I simple like one statement from him. “Stalin was dictator and tyrant, but I’m sure he would not have used atomic bomb on Germany”. Right, he has rightly said.

China is much more concentrated on its internal development and building up of a international base with aid projects and military supplies to the small countries. Russia was very busy building up the nation after the US edited or orchestrated Soviet collapse. US used this period or phase to just dominate the international politics and dictate the rules of the game.

There is a tendency seen now that the western idea of democracy is the best form of democracy and as part of bringing order to the world, this could be introduced everywhere irrespective of the culture and history of the region. One of the main agenda of the European Union is also to introduce the whole world to the democracy. After all it is this democracy that voted to crucify Jesus and free Barabbas. (I did read this elsewhere and don’t remember the exact source)

All what America said and did was through the sponsored media explained away and interpreted as ‘the right’. The truth was all what US said and in this case European Union was just following the explanations. The world is not only west. Putin collected the courage and aired his views now. Some of the important remarks are worth reflecting.

I just quote him from what  Putin said in  answering the question of RT’s Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan.

Regarding Syria. "From the outside some people think that if you bring the entire region in compliance with someone’s specific idea of democracy, things will settle down, and everything will be all right in that region. But that’s not true. Considering that region’s background history, culture, religion – you cannot interfere with it from the outside.”

“Where is the logic in that? Our Western counterparts often tell us that the Al-Nusra is one of the key organizations in the Syrian military opposition. But it has been dubbed terrorist by the US Department of State, and it doesn’t even hide its links to Al-Qaeda. So will you let this organization join the future government of Syria? Our Western counterparts say no. Are you going to just make them go away once you have victory in Syria? They don’t know. It’s totally unclear.”

“What do you have there now? There is a war of everybody against everybody among various tribes, there is war for resources, and, I’m afraid, if we go the same way in Syria, there will be same havoc in Syria that we’re now witnessing in Libya”