Missionaries flood Uttarakhand

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  1. Das ka das

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    Christian Aid launches India floods appeal - Christian Aid

    Christian Aid launches India floods appeal
    26 June 2013 - Christian Aid has launched an emergency appeal to provide assistance to communities and pilgrims affected by flash floods and landslides in northern India.

    At least 20,000 people are missing as heavy and incessant rains, which began on Friday 14 June, continue to hit the region with the state of Uttarakhand most affected.

    Over 60,000 pilgrims visiting shrines in the area were initially left stranded as damaged roads and bridges made the area inaccessible. More than 600 people have died, with the death toll likely to exceed 5,000 according to Disaster Management Minister Yashpal Arya. More than 100 villages have been severely affected in Rudraprayag, Chamoli and Uttarkashi districts with up to 1,000 homes damaged or washed away.

    Rescue missions to save a remaining 10,000 stranded pilgrims have been hindered by additional rainfall and minor landslides in higher Chamoli and Pauri districts. The early monsoon rains are believed to be the heaviest for 80 years and the possibility of further substantial rainfall is forecast.

    Christian Aid local partner organisation CASA has already distributed food, such as fruit, biscuits and bottled water, blankets, shelter and medicines to those affected in Uttarkashi district and has initiated an assessment of needs in Rudraprayag district. Fellow CA partner organisations SEEDS and IGSSS will also provide humanitarian assistance and plan to help to rebuild homes and livelihoods. Christian Aid has released an initial £100,000 for the relief effort.

    Anand Kumar, Christian Aid’s India country manager said: ‘Tragically the number of people who have lost their lives and who are missing is going to rise in the coming days following this disaster. Many areas still remain inaccessible which makes relief and rescue operations very difficult.

    ‘Christian Aid remains in contact with partners and local organisations working in the region and is awaiting more information on the impact of the disaster in the upper reaches and surrounding villages.’
     
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    Help is alright, but these guys are not to be trusted.
     
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    As long as they keep to their brief of helping the people and not interfering with the social and religious fabric of the region.
     
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    Summary of this thread - Hindus whine as Christians help!
     
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    Only Communist Party is not there to help sir. RSS has been on the ground right from the beginning after this calamity helping the locals.
     
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    Bad title given by the OP............get a life man! Hold your dagger till you get the news of some wrong doing. If such things happen we will line behind you.
     
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    This is also a real danger.

    Uttarakhand disaster: Now, all eyes on unclaimed kids

    Post-disaster is when most child traffickers strike, warns rights panel.

    People in Uttarakhand have begun to pick up the pieces of their lives. But who is looking after the stranded children?

    Several child rights groups well-versed with post-disaster relief work have now put the spotlight on the possibility of the trafficking of the large number of children left ‘vulnerable’ by the devastation caused by the floods. They claim that this is the time when child traffickers swarm relief and rehabilitation camps posing as relief workers.

    Pre-empting such a racket, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights plans to soon send to the state a team that will prepare a report on this vulnerable population and help the government in its efforts to rehabilitate them, says chairperson Kushal Singh. It has sent an advisory to the state government asking it to take steps to safeguard unclaimed, unattended and vulnerable children. It has asked the state to question people not related to the kids they’re accompanying.

    The paranoia is not unfounded.

    Relief camps, explain activists, have been the source points of trafficking in the past. Cases in point: the tsunami in 2004, the Kosi floods in 2008 and the cyclone that hit the Sunderbans a year later. “Children at relief camps end up in vicious networks of prostitution, begging and organ transplant,” says Kailash Satyarthi, founder of NGO Bachpan Bachao.

    Uttarakhand has three small children’s homes and eight observation homes to lodge juvenile delinquents, but no shelters. “The infrastructure won’t be able to cope with the large population of vulnerable children,” warns Satyarthi. Although there is no official data on the number of affected children, activists claim that besides kids of locals and pilgrims, there is a large number of minors who worked at local eateries but weren’t registered.

    Sanjay Gupta, director of NGO Chetna, is worried about the class divide in relief camps. He claims that street children and ragpickers are discriminated against, thus making them an easy prey to traffickers at such camps.
     
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    Is Modi a Christian then?

    A troll remark deserves a troll reply :troll:
     
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    What's the relevance of this post in this thread?
     
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    as long as people saved we can keep quiet
     
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    Summary is that Christian attempt to increase their foothold in Hindu majority area taking advantage of chaos in aftermath of natural disaster.

    Sick bastards with cheap tactics.
     
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    Better tha sitting at home, considering oneself Thekkedar of dharma and calling others bastards...
     
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    Missionaries reaping a rich 'harvest' in times of misery is an old tactic . Here's something on the 2008 Kosi floods

    We Will No Longer Worship the Kosi River - Gospel for Asia
     
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    Sabir DFI TEAM Senior Member

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    So?????

    If someone think his religion is under threat because of the works of the missionaries.....he should go and help people rather than giving speech from drawing room.
     
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    One cannot blame them.

    Fishing in troubled waters, by anyone or any organisation, be it political, religious or merely self centred folks, do land fish!

    Everyone likes making hay while the sun shines! ;) :wink:
     
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    Valid point.

    I don't think that is disputable.

    Less talk and more action!
     
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    I'm least bothered about "Hinduism being under threat", especially in a place like Uttarakhand. Someone asked for the relevance of #7 in this thread, and I gave an example.
     
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    Threat(perceived) to other religions aside, don't you think taking advantage of this tragedy for a proselytization campaign is unethical?

    And why do you assume that people who are offended by this have not done anything?
     
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    I would rather bitch about them rather congratulating these "missionaries".

    Army is doing its best, these losers don't even help they just brainwash already emotionally unstable people, that's the catch
     
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    If one looks at the issue pragmatically. it might be unethical, but is it not a window of opportunity whose main agenda is to convert. Can one blame them pursuing their agenda, when there is no restriction imposed by law or the Govt not to do so?

    If they can come and assist, why can't hose who feel that they are not doing things that are wrong?

    Is is not also a window of opportunity to show how their religion cares and come to the rescue?

    Has anyone stopped them?

    Action speaks more that mere sentiments!

    The Army, IAF, ITBP are all being praised.

    Why?

    They have acted and saved people and brought succour to all.

    In short, their action got the praise and indebtedness of those rescued.

    Compare that with the politicians and their big talk and aerial surveys and the landing of Rahul G.

    They were criticised, reviled and ridiculed!

    I saw on TV the 'relief' given to the villages of the devastated villagers. It was most insulting and cosmetic.

    Rightly, one villager said that they gave more to the beggars than what they were getting!

    So, the politicians who are high and mighty and decide the course of the common man's life are reviled and yet the uniformed personnel who do not decide the course of the common man's life, by their actions, are taken to be the real ones who care!

    Therefore, action speaks more than mere cosmetically soothing word!
     
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