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    Any crackdown on illegal immigrants abroad or restricting quotas to Indians are a major concern to India’s politicians. The latest statistics from US Department of Homeland Security shows that the numbers of Indian illegal migrants jumped 125% since 2000!

    Here are some Indian facts:

    Poverty Graph

    India accounts for 40 % of the world’s poor (more than in the whole of Africa). Around six out of 10 Indians live in the countryside, where abject poverty is widespread. 34.7 % of the Indian population lives with an income below $ 1 a day and 79.9 % below $ 2
    a day. According to the India’s planning commission report 26.1 % of the
    population live below the poverty line. [World Bank’s poverty line of $1 a
    day, but the Indian poverty line of Rs 360 a month, or 30 cents a day].

    Human Development vs GDP growth

    The Human Development Report for 2007-08 released by the UNDP ranked India 128 out of 177 countries,
    working it out through measures of life expectancy, education and income. Malaysia ranked 63 and listed at under High Human Development category.. The report found that India’s GDP per capita (purchasing power parity) is $3,452,
    far below Malaysia’s $10,882. China listed as 81. Read the statistics from
    UNDP website.


    According to the Indian census of 2001, the total population was 1.028 billion. Hindus numbered 827
    million or 80.5 %. About 25 per cent (24 million) of those Hindus are belonging
    to Scheduled Castes and Tribes. About 40 per cent (400 million) are “Other Backward Castes”.

    15 per cent Hindu upper
    castes inherited majority of India’s civil service, economy and active politics from British colonial masters. And
    thus the caste system virtually leaves lower caste Hindus in to an oppressed majority in India’s power structure.
    Going by figures quoted by the Backward Classes Commission, Brahmins alone account for 37.17 per cent of the bureaucracy.

    [Who is Really Ruling India?]

    The 2004 World Development Report mentions that more than 25% of India’s primary school teachers and 43% of primary health care workers are absent on any given day!

    Living conditions of Indians

    89 percent of rural households do not own telephones; 52 percent do not have any domestic power
    connection. There are daily power cuts even in the nation’s capital. The average brownout in India is three hours per day during non-monsoon months, 17 hours daily during the monsoon. The average village is 2 kilometers away from an all-weather road, and 20 percent of rural habitations have partial or no access
    to a safe drinking-water supply.

    According to the National Family Health Survey data (2005-06), only 45 per cent of households in the country had access to improved sanitation.


    India has over 35 per cent of the world’s total illiterate population. [UNESCO
    Education for All Report 2008
    ] Only 66 per cent people are literate in India (76 per cent men and 54 per cent women)

    About 40 million primary school-age children in India are not in school. More than 92 % children cannot progress beyond secondary school. According to reports, 35 per cent schools don’t have infrastructure such as blackboards and furniture. And close to 90 per cent have no functional toilets. Half of India’s schools still have leaking roofs or no water supply.

    Although Indian universities churn out three million graduates a year, only 15% of them are suitable employees for blue-chip companies. Only 1 million among them are IT professionals.


    India today allocates lower than one per cent gross domestic product (GDP) to health. According to United Nations calculations, India’s spending on public health as a share of GDP
    is the 18th lowest in the world. 150 million Indians are blind. 2.13 per cent of the total population (21.9 million) live with disabilities in India. Yet, only 34 per cent of the disabled are employed [Census 2001] India has the single highest share of neonatal deaths in the world, 2.1 million.

    107,000 Leprosy patients live in India. 15.3 % of the population do not survive to the age of forty.
    Serpent attacks kill as many as 50,000 Indians while the cobra occupies a
    hallowed place in the Hindu religion. Heart disease, strokes and diabetes cost
    India an estimated $9 billion in lost productivity in 2005. The losses could
    grow to a staggering $200 billion over the next 10 years if corrective action is not taken quickly, says a study by the New Delhi-based Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations.

    There are only 585 rural hospitals compared to 985 urban hospitals in the country. Out of the 6,39,729 doctors registered in India, only 67,576 are in the public sector and the rest either in private sectors or abroad, pointing towards the severity of the problem. According to a survey by NSSO (National Sample Survey Organisation), 40
    per cent of the people hospitalised have either had to borrow money or sell assets to cover their medical expenses. Over 85 per cent of the Indian
    population does not have any form of health coverage.

    Tuberculosis (TB) is a
    major public health problem in India. India accounts for one-fifth of the global TB incident cases. Each year about 1.8 million people in India develop TB, of
    which 0.8 million are infectious cases. It is estimated that annually around
    330,000 Indians die due to TB. [WHO

    Economy under the siege of Elite Hindus

    In India, wealth of 36 families amounts to $ 191 billion, which is one-fourth of India’s GDP. In other
    words, 35 elite Hindu families own quarter of India’s GDP by leaving 85 %
    ordinary Hindus as poor!

    The dominant group of
    Hindu nationalists come from the three upper castes ( Brahmins, Kshatriyas, and Vaishyas ) that constitute only 10 per cent of the total Indian population. But, they claim perhaps 80 % of the jobs in the new economy, in sectors such as software, biotechnology, and hotel management.


    According to TI, 25 % of Indians paid bribe to obtain a service. 68 % believe that governmental efforts to stop the corruption as ineffective. More than 90 % consider police and political parties as the worst corrupt institutions. 90 % of Indians believe
    that corruption will increase within the next 3 years. “Corruption is a large
    tax on Indian growth, It delays execution, raises costs and destroys the moral
    fiber.” says Prof. Rama Murthi.

    Transparency International estimates that Indian truckers pay something in
    the neighborhood of $5 billion annually in bribes to keep freight flowing.
    According to Rahul Gandhi, only 5 per cent of development funds reached
    their intended recipients due to hierarchical corruption in the country! [Financial

    Discrimination against Dalits

    Crime against Dalits
    occur every 20 minutes in India. Every day 3 Dalit women are raped, 2
    Dalits are murdered and 2 Dalit houses are burnt down! These
    figures represent only a fraction of actual incidents since many Dalits
    do not register cases for fear of retaliation by the police and upper-caste
    Hindu individuals. Official figures show that there are still 0.343 million
    manual scavengers in India from Dalit community. More than 165 million
    Dalits in India are simply abused by their Hindu upper castes for their
    birth! . [HRW

    Human Rights

    When it comes to Human Rights issues in India, it is not ratified the

    UN Convention against Torture, its citizens do not have the opportunity to
    find recourse in remedies that are available under international law. The
    victims are trapped with the local Hindu caste system, which in every aspect militates against their rights.

    India has a very poor record of protecting the privacy of its citizens, according to the latest report from Privacy International (PI). India scored 1.9 points, which makes it an
    ‘extensive surveillance society’. A score between 4.1 and 5.0 (the highest
    score) would mean a country “consistently upholds human rights standards”. PI is
    a watchdog on surveillance and privacy invasions by governments and
    corporations. [Fake
    encounter killings are rampant in India. This extra judicial killings are
    inspired by theological texts of Brahmins like

    Artha Shastra and

    Manusmriti which teaches espionage and torture methods. Every such
    killing of an innocent person, branded a terrorist, has encouraged the killer cops to target socially excluded communities like dalits, tribals and

    According to the National Human Rights Commission, as on 30th June 2004, there were 3,32,112 prisoners in
    Indian jails out of which 2,39,146 were under trial prisoners. That’s more than 70 %.

    India’s jails hold a disproportionate number of the country’s minority Muslims,
    a sign of discrimination and alienation from the Hindu majority. The bar
    association in India’s largest state, Uttar Pradesh, has refused to represent 13 Muslim suspects accused bombing courthouses in 2005 . A large part of police officers, Indian attorneys and judges appear regularly on the events organized by notorious Hindu militant groups.

    India is a parliamentary democracy, but rather less than a fully free society. The human rights group
    Freedom House ranks India as a 2 (on a scale of 1 to 7, with 1 the highest) for political rights and 3 for civil liberties. Elections are generally free but, notes Freedom House, “Government effectiveness and accountability are also
    undermined by pervasive criminality in politics, decrepit state institutions,
    and widespread corruption.” The State Department observes: “There were numerous
    reports that the government and its agents committed arbitrary or unlawful killings, including extrajudicial killings of suspected criminals and
    insurgents, or staged encounter deaths.” Read Freedom House Report from here.


    About 20 %, or 200 million, are religious minorities. Muslims constitutes 138 million or 13.4 5, Christians 24 million or 2.3 %, Sikhs 19 million or 2 %, Buddhists 8 million or 0.8 % and Jains 4 million or 0.4 %. “Others” numbered 6.6 million or 0.6 %.
    According to

    Mr. Tahir Mahmood, an Indian Muslim journalist, “The 2.3 % Christians in the Indian population cater to 20 % of all primary education in India, 10 % of all the literacy and community health care, 25 % of all existing care of destitute and orphans, 30 % of all the handicapped, lepers and AIDS patients etc”.

    Discrimination against Minority Muslims

    Recently, Justice Rajinder Sachar Committee report admitted that 138 Million Muslims across India are severely

    under-represented in government employment, including Public Sector Units. Ironically, West Bengal, a communist ruled state reported 0 (zero) percent of Muslims in higher
    positions in its PSUs! It has found that the

    share of Muslims in government jobs and in the lower judiciary in any state simply does not come anywhere close to their population share. The only place where Muslims can claim a share in proportion to their population is in prison! (Muslims
    convicts in India is 19.1%, while the number of under trials is 22.5%, which exceed their population ratio
    ) . A note sent on January 9 by the army to the defence ministry in 2004 says that only 29,093 Muslims among a total of 1.1
    million personnel — a ratio of

    2.6 %, which compares poorly with the Muslims’ 13.8 % share in the Indian population. Officially, Indian Army don’t allow head count based on religion.

    A Muslim child attends school for three years and four months, compared to the national average of four years. Less than two percent of the students at the elite Indian Institutes of Technology comprise of the Muslim community.
    According to the National Knowledge Commission member

    Jayathi Ghosh, ‘there is a need to re-orient official strategies for
    ensuring better access of Muslim children to schooling outside the madrasas which cater to only four per cent of children from the community.’

    Discrimination in Media

    Hindu upper caste men, who
    constitute just eight per cent of the total population of India, hold over 70 % of the key posts across newsrooms in the country. The so-called twice-born Hindu
    castes dominate 85 % key posts despite constituting just 16 % of the total population, while the intermediary castes represent a meager 3%.

    The Hindu Other Backward
    Class groups, who are 34 % of the total population, have a share of just 4% in the Indian newsrooms. Muslims, who constitute about 13 % of the population, control just 4 % top posts while Christians and Sikhs have a slightly better representation. But the worst scenario emerges in the case of Scheduled Castes
    (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes /Aborgines (STs): Based on CSDS study, 2006. Ref: The Hindu, June 05, 2006

    Discrimination in Judiciary

    India’s subordinate courts
    have a backlog of over 22 million cases while the 21 high courts and the Supreme Court have 3.5 million and 32,000 pending cases (2006). In subordinate courts,
    over 15 million cases are filed and an equal number disposed of annually by About 14,000 judges! Every year a million or more cases are added to the arrears. At the current speed, the lower courts may take 124 years for clearing the backlog. There were only 13 judges for every million people.

    Recently a parliamentary
    committee blamed the judiciary for keeping out competent persons of downtrodden
    communities from “through a shrewd process of manipulation”. Between 1950 to
    2000, 47% of Chief Justices and 40% of Judges were of Brahmin origin!. Dalits
    and Indian aborigines are lesser than 20 out of 610 judges working in Supreme
    Court and state high Courts. “This nexus and manipulative judicial appointments
    have to be broken, it urged”. [Parliamentary standing committee report on
    Constitutional Review,

    Sudarshan Nachiappan]. Among 12 states with high-Muslim population,

    Muslim representation in judicial sector is limited to 7.8%. (Justice Sachar

    According to the National
    Crime Records Bureau, only 31 per cent criminal trials are completed in less than a year. Some take even more than 10 years. According to its study, Crime in India 2002, nearly 220,000 cases took more than 3 years to reach court, and
    about 25,600 exhausted 10 years before they were completed. The term of the Liberhan Commission, formed 14 years ago to probe the demolition of the Babri
    mosque in Ayodhya and originally given a mandate of three months, has been extended again!

    Discrimination against Children

    According to the UN High
    Commissioner for Human Rights,

    India has the highest number of street children in the world. There are no
    exact numbers, but conservative estimates suggest that about 18 million children
    live and labor in the streets of India’s urban centers. Mumbai, Delhi and
    Calcutta each have an estimated street-children population of over 100,000. The
    total number of Child labor in India is estimated to be 60 million.

    The level of child
    malnutrition in India is among the highest in the world, higher even than some
    countries in sub-Saharan Africa, says the report ‘Extent of Chronic Hunger and
    Malnutrition in India’ by the UN’s special rapporteur on the right to food.
    While around 25 percent children globally were underweight, in India the number
    was 43 percent. A quarter of all neo-natal deaths in the world, (2.1 million)
    occurred in India, says

    UNICEF Report 2007 . More than one in five children who die within four
    weeks of birth is an Indian. Nearly fifty percent of Indian children who die
    before the age of five do not survive beyond the first 28 days.

    Discrimination against Women

    According to the 2001
    census, female literacy in India is 54.16 % against male literacy of 75.85 %. Most of the working women remain outside the organized sector: A mere 2.3 % women are administrators and managers, and 20.5 % professional and technical

    There are an estimated
    40 million Hindu widows in India, the least fortunate of them shunned and
    stripped of the life they lived when they were married. It’s believed that
    15,000 widows live on the streets of Vrindavan, a Hindu holy city of
    about 55,000 population in northern India. Many widows – at least 40per cent are
    said to be under 50 – are dumped by their relatives in religious towns and left
    to live off charity or beg on the streets.

    Nearly 9 out of 10
    pregnant women aged between 15 and 49 years suffer from malnutrition and about
    half of all children (47%) under-five suffer from underweight and 21 % of the
    populations are undernourished. India alone has more undernourished people (204
    million) than all of sub-Saharan Africa combined. Nearly 20 % of women dying in
    childbirth around the globe are Indians. Six out of every 10 births take place
    at home and untrained people attend more than half of them. 44 % of the Indian
    girls were married before they reached the age of 18. It added, 16 % of girls in
    the age group 15-19 years were already mothers or expecting their first child
    and that pregnancy is the leading cause of mortality in this age group.

    On an average one Indian
    woman commits suicide every four hours over a dowry dispute. During Indian
    marriage, women should bring jewellery, cash and even consumer durables as part
    of dowry to the in-laws. If they fail, the victims are burnt to death – they are
    doused in kerosene and set fire to. Routinely the in-laws claim that the death
    happened simply due to an accident.

    Rape is the fastest
    growing crime in India. Every hour Indian women face two rapes, two kidnappings,
    four molestations and seven incidents of cruelty from husbands and relatives [National
    Crime Records Bureau Report 2006]

    Fetus Killing

    Women to men ratio were
    feared to reach 20:80 by the year 2020 as female fetus killing is rampant. Ten
    million girls have been killed by their parents in India in the past 20 years,
    either before they were born or immediately after, told Indian Minister for
    Women and Child Development Renuka Chowdhury to Reuters. According to the
    census, the national sex ratio was 933 girls to 1,000 boys, while in the
    worst-affected northern state of Punjab, it was 798 girls to 1,000 boys.

    Around 11 million
    abortions are carried out in India every year and nearly 80,000 women die during
    the process, says a report from Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecological
    Societies of India (FOGSI)

    Human Trafficking

    Out of the 593 districts
    in India, 378 or 62.5 % are affected by human trafficking. In 2006, United
    Nations Development Programme (UNDP) sponsored study conducted by
    Vahini, found that domestic violence, illiteracy, unemployment, poverty;
    unsafe migration and child marriage are the major reasons for the increasing
    rate of illegal human trafficking.

    95 % of the women in
    Madhya Pradesh in commercial sex are due to family traditions. So are 51.79 % in
    Bihar,’ said the study. While 43 % of the total women trafficked are minors, 44
    percent of the women are into flesh trade due to poverty. Of the total women who
    are into sex work in the country, 60 % are from the lower and backward class,
    which indicates the pathetic living condition of the communities. In Madhya
    Pradesh, a political bastion of Hindu right wing party, 96.7 % of the women sex
    workers are from the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes.

    India has 4 million
    prostitutes nationwide and 60% of the prostitutes are from the Scheduled Castes
    and Tribes or other backward caste.
    UNAIDS says
    over 38% of those living with HIV in India are women.

    High Crime Rate
    and Communal Riots

    India reported 32,481
    murders, 19,348 rapes, 7,618 dowry deaths and 36,617 molestation cases in 2006.

    On average there are more
    than 2000 cases of kidnappings per year in India. Under India’s notorious caste
    system, upper caste Hindus inherited key positions and controls all the
    governmental branches. Violence against victims largely goes unpunished due to
    the support of upper caste crooks.

    Economic Crimes

    Economic Crime continues
    to be pervasive threat for Indian Companies, with 35 % of the organizations
    reporting having experienced fraud in the past two years according to PwC Global
    Economic Crime Survey 2007. Many incidents of fraud are going unreported.
    According to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ India findings:

    * Corruption and Bribery
    continues to be the most common type of fraud reported by 20 % of the
    * The average direct financial loss to companies was INR 60 Million (US $ 1.5
    million) during the two year period. In addition the average cost to manage
    economic crime in India was INR 40 Million (US $ 1 Million) which is close to
    double that of the global and Asia Pacific average;
    * In 36% of cases companies took no action against the perpetrators of fraud;
    * In 50% of the cases frauds were detected by chance. [PWC
    Report 2007]

    Armed Conflicts in

    Almost every state has
    separatist movements, many of them armed. A large number of

    Muslims were killed in the past few years across the country and the numbers
    are on a steady rise. On top of that India has become a paraya for its
    neighbours. None of its neighbours appreciate their closeness to India and they
    all blame it for meddling in their affairs.

    63 per cent of India’s new
    budget will go to the military, police, administration and debt service (2008-09).
    The military might of centric Hindu elites in Delhi isolated people of
    Jammu &
    Kashmir and the

    northeastern states. It is difficult for any community to feel part of a
    larger country when the armed forces of the country are deployed to silence

    According to an Indian
    official report , 165 of India’s 602 districts — are “badly affected” by tribal
    and dalit violence, which government termed as “Maoist terror”. India’s military
    spending was recorded at

    US $21.7 billion in 2006 and it planned to spend $26.5 billion during
    2008/09 financial year. 85 percent of the Army’s budget is spent on the enormous
    manpower of 1,316,000, which is the fourth largest in the world.

    In 2005, Business Week
    reported that India became Israel’s largest importer of weapons, accounting for
    about half of the $3.6 billion worth of weapons exported by the Jewish state.

    Booming industry
    of Terrorism Experts and Security Research Institutes

    With the emergence of
    Hindutva fascist forces and their alliance with neo cons and
    zionists, India witnessed a sharp increase in the number of research
    institutes, media houses and lobbying groups. Together they create fake terror
    stories with the help of intelligence wing, employ their own terror mafia,
    manipulate explosions in areas of tribals, dalits or minorities. India,
    incidentally, has bought military hardware and software from Israel worth over
    $7 billion since the 1991 Kargil conflict. By creating conflicts in this poor
    country, Brahmin spin masters get huge commission from the sale of weapons to
    government forces. To them, ‘National
    Interest‘ simply means ‘Brahmin Interest’. Their lobbying power bring more
    wealth to their families as jobs, citizenship of rich countries and educational
    opportunities abroad.

    The Defence Offset
    Facilitation Agency estimating the expenditure on the sector at

    USD 100 billion for next five years. At least 38 court cases relating to
    arms agreements are still pending against bureaucrats and military officers.
    Hindu fascist forces currently enjoy upper hand in media, civil service,
    judiciary, defence and educational streams of Indian society. Sooner or later,
    25,000 strong democratic institutions in India will be collapsed and the country
    will be transformed to a limited democracy under the rule of security regime.

    Suicides of
    Farmers and collapse of Agricultural sector

    In the last two years,
    more than 218,000 people across India committed suicide mainly due to poverty,
    family feud, strained relationship with loved ones, dowry harassment and health
    problems. In a research by the
    Indian National
    Crime Records Bureau, it was noted that suicide cases in the country were
    registered at 118,112 and over 100,000, in 2005 and 2006, respectively.

    Most of those who
    committed suicide were farmers, and the victims took their lives either by
    hanging or consuming poison. Aside from farmers, women also topped the list of
    people in India with suicidal tendencies. Since 1998 about 25 000 Indian farmers
    have committed suicide because they could not repay their debts. These debts,
    however, have largely accumulated because these farmers were severely
    overcharged by their money-lenders asking for up to 32% of interest.

    76 per cent of the
    nation’s land is belonging to 23 per cent of population. More than 15 million
    rural households in India are landless. Another 45 million rural families own
    some land, less than 0.10 acre each, which is hardly enough to make them self-
    sufficient, let alone generate a profit. 340 million people in India are
    dependent largely on agricultural wage labour, $1 or less a day.[Rural
    Development Institute (RDI),

    70 per cent of the Indian
    population still directly depends on agriculture, but growth in this sector
    declined from a lackluster 3.8 per cent to an even more anaemic 2.6 per cent
    last year.


    Recently, a national
    report on the employment situation in India has warned that nearly

    30 percent of the country’s 716 million-strong workforce will be without
    jobs by 2020. Government of India doesn’t have the resources or political will
    to find jobs for such a large population.

    Retail trade employs 8
    percent of India’s population, the largest employer after agriculture. There are
    more than 12 million small retailers in India, 96 percent of whom are small
    mom-and-pop stores, each occupying less than 500 square feet, creating the
    highest retail-outlet density per capita in the world. [Tarun
    Khanna, Yale]

    Call centers and other
    outsourced businesses — such as software writing, medical transcription and
    back-office tasks — employ more than 1.6 million people in India, mostly in
    their 20s and 30s. Heart disease is projected to account for 35% of deaths among
    India’s working-age population between 2000 and 2030 says World Health
    Organization study. That number is about 12% for the United States, 22% for
    China and 25% for Russia.

    Internal Migration
    and influx to the cities

    Mumbai, the commercial
    capital of India is projected to grow into a city of about 21.9 million by the
    year 2015 and currently is plagued by vast poverty due to influx from villages.
    There are 5 million living on the street every night, covered only in newspaper,
    ” says

    Dr. Werner Fornos.

    India is spending more
    than $400 million (£200m) to polish Delhi’s image as a first-rate capital, a
    difficult task for a city that seems to exist between the first and third
    worlds. A third of the capital’s 14 million-plus people live in teeming slums.
    According to crime statistics of 2006, Delhi continues to be the undisputed
    ‘crime capital’ of the country for the past 5 years in a row. 35 mega cities in
    India collectively reported a total of 3,26,363 cognizable crimes in 2006, an
    increase of 3.7% over 2005. Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore together accounted for
    more than one-third of all crimes reported in Indian cities having a population
    of over a million people, for the second year in a row.

    India, a closed

    India’s share in world
    tourism map, was hovering between 0.38% to 0.39% for number of years.
    Irrespective of its huge area and beautiful nature, the foreign exchange earned
    from tourism was merely $2.61 billion (2006). India, scored only 4.14 out of
    seven in The WEF’s recently released Travel and Tourism Competitive Index (TTCI2007).
    Among 124 countries listed, Switzerland ranked highest while India was placed at

    65th rank, which is far below of Malaysia (ranked 31). India was also listed
    at the bottom of ‘developing and threshold countries.

    Indian immigration doesn’t
    welcome foreigners to visit India . [VISA requirements, T&T index,

    India ranked 106, while

    Malaysia ranked 15] . VOA facilities are not available to anyone. The easier
    entry to India virtually limited to countries with considerable Hindu population
    like Mauritius or Nepal. The Hindu elite leaders of the country always concerned
    about India’s physical boundaries and its

    holy cows rather than the life of its 85 % poor people.

    Indian Embassies are rated
    as the worst service providers around the globe. They are notorious for ‘red
    tapes‘ and ‘ corruption friendly service‘ a complaint repeatedly quoted by Non
    Resident Indians itself.


    Despite the much touted
    economic boom,

    only 0.8 percent of Indians own a car most are on foot, motorbikes, or
    carts. And of all the vehicles sold in India from April to November of last
    year, 77 percent were two-wheelers – motorcycles, mopeds, or scooters. China has
    built over 34,000 km of expressways, compared to less than

    8,000 km in India. According to Associated Chambers of Commerce and
    Industry (ASSOCHAM), nearly

    42o million man hours are lost every month by the 7 million -odd working
    population of Delhi and NCR who take the public transport to travel to work
    because of traffic congestion during the peak morning and evening hours. India
    is having only

    less than 1% of the world’s vehicle population.

    Road Safety

    India accounts for about
    10 percent of road accident fatalities worldwide and the figures are the highest
    in the world. Indian roads are poorly constructed, traffic signals, pedestrian
    pavements and proper signage almost nonexistent. The other reasons are
    encroachments, lack of parking facility and ill-equipped and untrained traffic
    police, corruption and poor traffic culture. An estimated 1,275,000 persons are
    grievously injured on the road every year. Social cost of annual accidents in
    India has been estimated at

    $ 11,000. The Government of India’s Planning Commission has estimated there
    to be 15 hospitalised injuries and 70 minor injuries for every road death.

    According to
    NATPAC, The
    number of accidents for 1000 vehicles in India is as high as 35 while the figure
    ranges from 4 to 10 in developed countries. An estimated

    270 people die each day from road accidents, and specialists predict that
    will increase by roughly 5 percent a year. Accidents also cause an estimated
    loss of Rs 8000 million to the country’s economy. About

    80 per cent of the fatal and severe injury occurred due to driving faults.
    According to World Bank forecasts India’s death rate is expected to rise until
    2042 if no remedial action being taken.

    Foreign remittance
    from Non Resident Indians

    In 2006, India received
    the highest amount of remittance globally from migrants, 27 $Billion. Around 20$
    billion of this came from the

    Gulf expatriate workforce. Together, GCC countries are the largest trading
    partner of India and home of 5 million of Indian workforce. Indian government
    expects overseas Indians to pump in about US$500 billion into the FOREX reserves
    of the country in the next 10 years, making them the single largest source of
    foreign receipts.

    Nearly three million
    people in

    Africa are of Indian ancestry, and the top three countries having the
    largest population of Indians are South Africa, Mauritius and the Reunion
    islands. They also have sizeable presence in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania in the east
    and Nigeria in the west.

    Quit India!

    Sixty years ago Indians
    asked the British to quit India. Now they are doing it themselves. To
    live with dignity and enjoy relative freedom, one has to quit India! With this
    massive exodus, what will be left behind will be a violently charged and
    polarized society.

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    If every Pakistani and Indian , gets "JUSTICE" in their country. THEY WILL NEVER LEAVE THEIR COUNTRY.

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    "OPPORTUNITY" is more appropriate word.

    The contents of this post are one-sided .. AGREED ITS ALL TRUE .. but name a country among the "third world countries" whos not having the same quality as mentioned above...

    Once "soney ki chidiya" is now one among the under-developed nations ... the title is stripped forcefully by both outsiders and insiders ...

    But the ability to recover the title is in-built, provided the ability is shaped in a proper manner..

    There is a saying :

    Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working

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    A man was a bus conductor is Pakistan , some how he reached England , and now he is owner of chain of super stores.

    similarly , the designer Bhatti , was a failuare in pakistan , reached france , and now he is a big name in international fashion industry.

    So i agree with you , that their are more opportunities there , but keep in mind , that they have level playing field there. i mean , that every body has the equal opportunity. any body who will get hard work , any body who will go in the right direction will get the results. All this is possible , in an environment , where every body has the shield of justice.

    we have to accept and admit , that both in India and Pakistan , justice system has failed to protect the poor and helpless people. Justice system is so complex , so complicated and long , so corrupt , that it actually appreciating the unlawful activities indirectly.

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    Well its true although didn't read every thing but one thing i want to mention here is this statistics is of 2004 and by now many developments have taken place....

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