Skip to comments.Why do millions of Indians defecate in the open?
Posted on 06/21/2014 4:12:25 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
It's early morning and local commuters are queuing up for tickets at the Kirti Nagar railway station in the Indian capital, Delhi.
Along the tracks, another crowd is gathering - each person on his own, separated by a modest distance. They are among the 48% of Indians who do not have access to proper sanitation.
Coming from a slum close-by, they squat among the few trees and bushes along the railway tracks and defecate in the open.
To many, this is a daily morning ritual despite the hazards of contracting diseases such as diarrhoea and hepatitis.
It can be even more hazardous for women since each time a woman uses the outdoors to relieve herself, she faces a danger of sexual assault.
Recently two teenage girls from the state of Uttar Pradesh were gang-raped and found hanging from a tree after they left their village home to go to the toilet. Their house, like hundreds of millions of others in the country, did not have any facilities. 'No privacy'
A new World Health Organisation (WHO) report says more than half a billion people in India still "continue to defecate in gutters, behind bushes or in open water bodies, with no dignity or privacy".
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We criticize the muzzies for living in the 7th Century. It looks like a lot of India hasn't even advanced to the AD era yet. They're still living in the deep BC.
Because they are po’ed about the Washington Redskins name? Oh, wait ... Indians ... nevermind /Latella
The poverty in India for the lower classes is breathtaking.
That’s why nomatter where you go over there it stinks no matter how much perfume they use to try to hide it.
All cultures are equal! These people are simply misunderstood and they need to be encouraged to keep doing what they are doing. If this started happening in the US, they would designate public areas for people to freely crap in, while raises taxes to hire law enforcement to protect them from harassment.
Thank god they kicked the Brits out. Now they can be civilized.
Just providing sanitation and water for the masses is not a solution. Must be a comprehensive plan, or they will overpopulate at an even worse pace.
If you give high things to low people, they destroy them.
If you take high things from high people, they replace them.
What's breathtaking is the indifference of the corrupt ruling elites to the lives of the peasants. India is one of those countries that could use a good old-fashioned Bastille-type revolution, complete with the guillotining of the entire upper class. They have been robbing the country blind via regulatory corruption, and plain old theft, while telling the poor they're so much better off than they were under British rule.
Because they don’t have bathrooms?
If they would ease off on their concentration on multiplying like rabbits and think about how to bring themselves into the modern world, they wouldn’t be doing this.
I was in the U.S. Army serving in Seoul, Korea in 1961-62 and I saw the same thing. I haven’t been there since but I understand that South Korea is now a modern, industrialized nation. I would bet any amount of money that they don’t do that anymore.
It speaks volumes about the Indian civilization.
Good thing we’re not competing with them for jobs.
A friend of mine visited India on a business trip and was shocked to see someone squat and take a dump on the sidewalk near a busy street. That’s 3rd world style.
Even Indians complain about the smell.
But I work at a Ag school so I am used to the smell.
India is an odd place, so much poverty, and so many brilliant, industrious people. They also are very pro-Israel. If we are to lose our status, I wish we had made India the next superpower instead of China.
A while back there was an article about 30,000 people applying for 3 jobs. The jobs were for rat catchers which came with a stick and a flashlight. A high percentage of the applicants held 4 year degrees.
They also dump their dead in the rivers. So you have corpses floating and decomposing in the same places these people go to bathe, brush teeth, drink, and of course go bathroom.
Only the best socialist govt can do keep things this screwed up.
India pretends to be a democracy. In reality, it's a corrupt tyranny that crushes free enterprise while building minimal infrastructure. India's elites are adept at pissing on their inferiors while convincing them that it's raining. And they do this no matter which political party is elected to office.
Because they can?
Because they can!
I took a leak in the yard this morning because I could.
Some business associates of mine who do business in Asia have described India as one of the most backward places they’ve ever seen. Even the Indian ones would prefer not to do business there.
“If they would ease off on their concentration on multiplying like rabbits ...”
Easier said than done.(Ain’t everything?)
I drive through Flushing, Queens NY fairly regularly where there is a high Indian population and many of those Indian girls are beyond breathtaking.
And this is your modern-day customer service and IT support people. At least they’ll work for far less than Americans will.
Why buy the cow when you can catch it taking a crap?
I read that India is planning to plant 1,000,000,000 trees alongside of roads.
Re: over population
That’s what Africa is for
Indians....Dots, not feathers. :-)
Back when we were house shopping, part of my minimal criteria for a property is that it had to be private enough for me to step out on the back deck and take a piss without anyone easily seeing, or complaining. Also needed to be able to shoot guns without issue and have high speed internet - all making it a bit difficult to find a place, but we did!
the whole world is their urinal.
That worked so well for Haiti, didn't it?
It may be the case that the upper castes are also where the higher-IQ individuals come from. You know, the ones who are necessary for the operation of modern civilization?
I do agree that it would be better for India if much of government/socialism was stripped away, that the government employees were forced to seek private sector employment, and if restrictions preventing lower castes from starting their own small businesses were removed.
And yet plenty of our companies can’t wait to move IT jobs there to unqualified, but cheap of course, call center monkeys - probably many of the same ones squatting al fresco.
Let’s be honest - many of their countrymen who come to the States have some of these same (read: lower) standards of hygiene. And many of these new arrivals are buying up hotels and motels and applying this same standard of cleanliness which is to say no standard at all.
ANYTHING that costs money - A/C, water, soap, etc. will be rationed as if the war were on. These are some grasping, greedy buggers.
I booked a room at what was ostensibly a chain hotel owned by one of our Indian friends. It was an absolutely shocking experience...I opened the hotel door, saw the state of the room, turned on my heel and checked out. Of course, Srini at the front desk frowned and muttered something about a ‘minimum charge.’ I told him my credit card company would most assuredly take my side and that he could get stuffed.
If this information on the number of children that the American pioneers had is correct, you still have a problem when you compare it to the bases of the populations at issue. The pioneers in America numbered far, far fewer than the multitudes currently in India, so applying that ratio is not a valid comparison, IMHO. The analogy to "multiplying like rabbits" still makes sense to me.
I have to go now. I will be back later to comment on what you have to say.
I’m in town so guns are pretty much out but its a town of a bit over 100 people. Its the kind of place where everybody lives on the edge of town but I’m one of 3 houses between town and the lake.
It’s interesting that some prominent corporate franchises have been taking a close look at that for years. I know Southland Corp. — the parent company for 7-11 — got a lot of negative press some years ago when they announced that they were taking a close look at many of their Indian franchise owners.
Indians “bathe” in the Ganges River, which health officials call a cesspool and toxic waste dump.
You’d better have a strong stomach to look at these ‘everyday’ pics from over there:
Not to worry. Given their practice of sex-selection abortion, in a couple of generations there will be too few women for population growth, and the healthiest women will be employed as rental-wombs by Western homosexuals.
Just as in the similar case in China, it will be interesting (from a safe distance) to see how this works out for them.
Look at the link in Post #40...
I’ve seen that before but remember all cultures are ‘equal’!
soetoro’s vision for the US
“India is one of those countries that could use a good old-fashioned Bastille-type revolution, complete with the guillotining of the entire upper class.”
The problem is religious and cultural, not political. It doesn’t matter who is in charge. They’re all Hindus and therefore don’t give a damn about human beings beneath them. The grinding poverty is what the “peasants” deserve according to Hindu culture.
This is why so many Hindus fear the Dalits becoming Catholics:
The Catholic Dalits know Christianity changes EVERYTHING: http://campaigns.ahrchk.net/jjpallath/mainfile.php/hnews/56/
As long as the Dalits are Hindus they will have little voice - Hinduism says their lot is their lot because of a former life. As Christians, however, especially Catholic Christians, they know their rights, know they are created in God’s image, and demand change. Hence, the persecution of Dalit Christians by Hindu elites.
I travel quite a bit. Many of the hotels are owned and run by Indians.
A few have been as you describe, but most are either run of the mill or above average.
The worst hotel I ever stayed at was run by “white Americans.”
I did one of the dumb “what country should you live in” things on facebook, and came up with India. I demurred, that I agreed with H.L. Mencken, I’d trade you the Acropolis for an American bathroom. In this case, make it the Taj Mahal.
You forgot the Caste system, which sentences people to their lot in life at birth.
Imagine the FLIES landing on your food & face.
Obviously, Indians have become somewhat immune to fecal related diseases. Good for them. I’d probably get sick within a week of being there. The smell alone would sicken me.
Train rides must be vomit inducing.
Some cultures are definitely better than others, both for the people & the land they inhabit.
Why do hundreds of “Journalism” schools graduate people too stupid to grasp the concept of a shortage of public toilet facilities?