India holds top spot in the world in modern slavery

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  1. jouni

    jouni Senior Member Senior Member

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    Findings - Walk Free Foundation - Global Slavery Index 2014

    India holds top spot in modern slavery. In other democracies in Europe and US slavery was abolished centuries ago. If India wants to develop as a biggest democracy in the world this problem should be tackled more efficiently in the future. Forum members should be aware of this dire situation and support means to tackle it.

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  3. Sylex21

    Sylex21 Regular Member

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    India holds the 5th spot not the top spot. Yes it is a pretty serious problem, seems to be mostly in the form of bonded laborers, child brides, child beggars, sex trafficking.
     
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    Neo Senior Member Senior Member

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    In absolute terms India holds the top spot with 14.28 million slaves followed by China's 3.24 million and Pakistan with 2.05 million. Uzbekistan and Russia are the other two ciuntrues to have more than 1 million slaves each.
     
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    jouni Senior Member Senior Member

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    Number of slaves you are nr.1. Percentage per population not. 14 Million is quite a lot. Russia, as expected, leads the European nations with one Million slaves.
     
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    Ah ok, I see what you meant now, thanks.
     
  7. LETHALFORCE

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

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    These numbers seem low. Seems there are lot more slaves including 30 million illegals in USA.
     
  8. CrYsIs

    CrYsIs Regular Member

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    Most of these numbers are manufactured.

    Do you think China or Russia will give empirical data on this issue ?
     
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    Free Karma Senior Member Senior Member

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    If you guys are looking at absolute numbers, India also has the second largest free population, in the world. yaay? Absolute numbers make no sense in these things.

    Also there are many illegal immigrants who work for less than minimum wage in western countries, which is also exploitation, that alone is estimated to be a few tens of lakhs, which would be far more than the numbers shown for western countries. Typical bs report. I also wonder how they would quantify "forced marriage".
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Joke (but more of a satire, and this will answer your question, as to what is not a forced marriage):



    A big woman walks into the Social Security office. She is followed by her 7 spawns – 4 daughters, 3 sons.

    The woman yells, “Terri, take a seat.” All the children run to grab a seat each.

    The woman then completes her work, and says, “Terri, let's go.” All the children line up and get ready to go.

    An elderly man walks up to her and asks, “What is you eldest daughter's name?”

    The woman replies, “Terri.”

    The man then asks, “What is your next son's name?”

    “Terri,” replies the woman.

    The elderly man then asks, “So, what is your next daughter's name?”

    “Her name is also Terri,” replies the woman.

    The man remarks, “Hmm, that means all of your remaining children are also called Terri, then?”

    “You're right,” replies the woman.

    The man asks, “Why do they all have the same name?”

    The woman replies, “In the morning, I ask Terri to wake up, and all my children wake up. Then, I ask Terri to get dressed for school, and all of them get dressed. When I make dinner, I ask Terri to come to the dinner table, and everyone arrives. This way, I don't have to call each one separately, and it saves a lot of time.”

    The man then asks, “How do you call them if you have to speak to one particular child?”

    The woman replies, “I call them by their last name.”


     
  11. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    That maybe so, but slavery has many interpretation, including slavery imposed on a Nation by religious fanatics, who do not allow normal societal activities to be undertaken.

    Further, honour killing is also a form of slavery and that should also have been taken into consideration. That is also a form of slavery.

    So should spouse beating be an input.

    Polygamy is another input.

    Women being cloistered and not permitted to move individually is yet another.

    The inputs can be selective and so there is no 'absolute term' for slavery.
     
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    jouni Senior Member Senior Member

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    India has more slaves, than combined Swedish and Finnish population. I always thought that the child slaves in the movie "Temple of Doom" were just imagination of Hollywood. Maybe they did it on purpose to show the world the scale of your problem.
     
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    What is the population of Finland?
     
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    Things needs a change regarding bonded labour in India. Still present in villages.
     
  15. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    It is so cold up there at the North Pole that you cannot venture out of your houses without reason.

    So, forget having slaves.

    You all are slaves to Winter, cold and fog.

    You are so weird that you see the Sun at midnight.

    You are not normal folks.

    You are more like aliens from Outer Space.
     
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    Srinivas_K Senior Member Senior Member

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    Things are not bad as portrayed in the movies.

    Now a days people are having awareness, But some families who are poor and cannot afford the living make their children work. With the increase of GDP these social problems will go.
     
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    Every 3rd Hollywood movie aliens attack umerica and umericans fought with them and save the world :lol:

    and almost all super heroes live in umerica. According to OP movie gyan movies portray real UMERICA :pound:
     
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    You are right. You do not have to be crazy to live in a place like ours, but it surely helps. In your climate a slave can be more free than we freezing here in the dark.

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  19. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    That is right. In our climate we can all move around even what you call 'slaves'.

    At least, we are not slaves for powers that be. That is our saving grace.

    Finland sure is a slave to US and EU as they have abrogated their national independence to the Western powers that be,
     
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    u forgot pakistan,where 70% areas r no go
     
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    It has to be viewed as a percentage of the population.

     

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