Discussion in 'Internal Security' started by W.G.Ewald, Dec 27, 2012.
BBC News - India tea workers burn boss to death in Assam state
A very unfortunate incident.
India is getting intolerant.
Lack of effective governance and an overemphasis on growth at the expense of the average person's strife over daily existence is creating this great void wherein people are taking law into their own hands.
And this is aggravated when they see the politicians have a merry time and feathering their nests!
And so take it out on the nearest who have some leverage to their existence, and in this instance, it was the tea garden owner!
The Bosses need to keep good number of muscle men to keep a tab on ever increasing violent and lazy labor class!
That maybe true but the tea industry is in the dumps as such.
Govt apathy has ruined the tea industry bringing sorrow to the owner, management and the labour!
And the labour still working under colonial conditions!
That will not deter them , those people (tea garden workers) are notorious for assaulting managers and officials . And this is not the first time such incident has happened and they are definetly not lazy but most exploited group in Assam. First the British and now the tea companies , you would be surprised? shocked? to know that on average a tea garden worker get no more then 1500 / month for their work and their living condition is appalling ..
May be a little raise in wages and other benefits will help but then are we ready to pay an extra rupee or two for our cup of tea????
I can only think of one or two bosses during my career who I would have liked to see burned alive.
While I deplore this killing of the boss and his wife, asking people to vacate their homes is a very insensitive act. Even in the US borrowers file bankruptcy and are exonerated of their loans, that can run into huge figures.
Again, silly labour laws, with no protection for the disadvantaged. This is the end result.
Bosses need guns,no easy become boss
It's not owing to "overemphasis on growth. Instead, to INADEQUATE growth that results in intensified interest clashes
Problems caused by underdevelopment could only be solved by development.
Growth and GDP assists the the overall economy.
If GDP was an indicator of ADEQUATE growth, then there would be no poor in China, the fastest growing GDP amongst nations of the world.
Nor would there be the thousands of protests that are there in China.
One must not be totally enamoured by statistics to be the bottom line of universal well being.
GDP is no equivalent to "growth"
Indices & Data | Human Development Index | Human Development Reports (HDR) | United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
I am not a slave to statistics which others find so enamouring.
Statistics depends on inputs that can prove the case and leave out other statistics that can skew the case.
Statistics cannot measure inputs that cannot be reduced into figures i.e. Happiness, Contentment, Desire etc. These are abstract. But it nevertheless plays a major role.
You must have seen the thread where a economist indicated that certain aspects were not considered and so it was conveniently showcased that India's is worse off than sub Saharan Africa, when the actualities were something different.
Further, each race has different indices for Happiness, Contentment, Satisfaction et al.
For the Chinese it is money and material wealth.
For the Americans, a car for each member of the family is a dire necessity.
For Indians it is spiritual satisfaction and economic well being to the extent that the basic needs are met.
Therefore, comparisons are as similar as chalk and cheese.
Assam tea workers ate flesh after killing owner - India - DNA
Cannibalism!!! we are frequently hitting new lows of late. :shocked:
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