Originally posted by Trev33
Everytime something remotely bad happens in India its reported by the bbc. Im not debating whether or not the articles are true or not but a lot worse things are happening in many other countries than a little girl being found 'living with monkeys' and a dairy farmer beaten up.
The BBC does *not* 'hate India'. The story about a girl supposedly living with monkeys was
presented because it's unusual--hence newsworthy--not because it's the worst fate to befall any girl.
And some people have been murdered--not just 'beaten up'--by fanatical Hindu 'cow protectors'.
"Indian girl found in jungle was not living with monkeys, officials say:
Contrary to initial claims girl’s rapid improvement indicates she was recently abandoned by her carers."
"But the rapid improvement she had made since being hospitalised now led doctors to
believe she had in fact been raised by people. “Initially she was crawling but now she is
walking normally – so she hasn’t been in the jungle since birth,” Lal said.
“The truth of the matter is her family didn’t want to look after her,” said Ranjana Kumari a
leading activist in the movement to promote the welfare of young girls in a society where
female foeticide persists, and has severely distorted birth rates, especially in rural areas.
“Some families value girls less than boys,” she said. “They would rather get rid of the girl than
spend money on her. It is a lot more responsibility because of the social environment we live in.”
Would Trev33 object to the BBC covering stories about sexism in India?