Discussion in 'Politics & Society' started by Galaxy, Dec 24, 2011.
Is this for real?
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Look at this British mouthpiece of India or rather Momota Baanu mouthpiece.
Indian MSM for you................
New front opened on our religious gatherings now.
Mass bathing in Ganga aggravates anti-microbial resistance woes
Reason behind a broad spectrum of antibiotics becoming ineffective, finds govt.-commissioned study
Mass-bathing in the Ganga during pilgrimages may be contributing to anti-microbial resistance (AMR), says a government-commissioned report on the threat from AMR. Such resistance —previously acknowledged to be widespread in India — is said to be the reason for certain key antibiotics becoming ineffective against diseases, including tuberculosis.
Some years ago, researchers from the Newcastle University in the United Kingdom and the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi sampled water and sediments at seven sites along the Ganga in different seasons.
In 2014, they reported in the peer-reviewed Environmental Science and Technology that levels of resistance genes that lead to “superbugs” were found to be about 60 times greater during the pilgrimage months of May and June than at other times of the year. The researchers had then said preventing the spread of resistance-genes that promote life-threatening bacteria could be achieved by improving waste management at key pilgrimage sites. The report of the Ganga as a reservoir for AMR genes sits alongside a 2016 study by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research — still not made public — that portions of the the river had “anti-bacterial” properties.
The government report —— Scoping Report on Antimicrobial Resistance in India — made public on Wednesday cites this study too along with a compilation of all scientific studies done in India on the threat from AMR, causes and sources that aggravate it.
The report was commissioned by the Department of Biotechnology and the UK Research Council and prepared by the Centre for Disease Dynamics and Economic Policy. It notes, like previous studies, that India has some of the highest antibiotic resistance rates among bacteria that commonly cause infections in the community and healthcare facilities.
Resistance to the broad-spectrum antibiotics fluoroquinolones and third generation cephalosporin was more than 70% in Acinetobacter baumannii, Escherichia coli, and Klebsiella pneumoniae, and more than 50% in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
In 2014, India was the highest consumer of antibiotics, followed by China and the United States. However, the per-capita consumption of antibiotics in India was much lower than in several other high-income countries.
Other than ‘cultural factors’ such as bathing in the Ganga, the drivers of AMR included excessive use of antibiotics in the livestock industry and unchecked discharge of effluents by the pharmaceutical industry. However, in spite of the challenge, too little work had been done so far to understand it. “This mapping exercise indicates that AMR research studies in India were of limited scope in all areas, ” the researchers noted.
Some times i get a feeling. Children are not allowed to play in sand due to cleanliness standards of modern parenthood but at the same time these children needs to be exposed to bacteria to develop resistance in there growth story.
In this age of ocpd en ocd pin pointed traits I believe human beings are becoming so delicate that in no time they need to be preserved in sterile glass bottles else they will be perished from cycles of evolution.
These articles are always half truths , may be ecoli and other bacteria have become resistant to anti biotics.
But did they done any research how such bacteria really impacted in development of gut bacteria and hence improved resistance to dangerous evolving diseases in natural evolution . What about this study???
Just a panic article nothing much. Yup I appreciate anti biotic resistance not a new subject and its most common due to medical drug abuse and there side effects.
If this article is true people should stop living in cities. Imagine the conditions of close hospitals. This author should collect some samples from here and let us know his findings.
Anything for split tongue , hope this article isn't hit job to stop kumbamela.
Populating the gastrointestinal tracts of mice with Bacteroides species producing a specific enzyme helps protect the good commensal bacteria from the harmful effects of antibiotics, researchers have found. Antibiotics are powerful weapons against pathogens, but most are relatively indiscriminate, killing the good bacteria, along with the bad. Thus, they may render patients vulnerable to invasion, particularly by virulent, antibiotic-resistant pathogens that frequently populate hospitals.
This article specificly speaks about what I said above and article study i replied to (http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/en...microbial-resistance-woes/article19962521.ece) , can be thrown in to dustbin.
They fooled Americans in the name of science for many years, now its time to fool india. Science can also become religion.
This is just beating the bush. Stop usage of newly invented drugs in routine and spare them for exceptional cases and for god's sake stop this "AAYUSH" BS, they don't even know the basic mechanism of any drug, let alone the adverse effects. They are the most serial abuser of newly invented drugs unknowingly as they prescribe them (which is illegal as they can't prescribe any allopathy drugs) because they get commission from the pharma companies through medical representatives. Instead of doing something about the root cause, idiots fking around "Ganga Bath".
I'm fairly certain someone will start a PIL saying that Hindu religious gatherings are the leading cause for drug resistant bacteria and the SC will say lets stop for this one year and see.
It has all the traits of a hit job. (low on data, low on analysis and high on restrictive agenda against a particular group).
Its not like this is a shit report. It does have one valid point thou.
We should work towards the quoted part. Its call of time to implement this.
I absolutely agree. That should have been the focus! "Waste management".
Not "mass bathing" during Hindu religious gatherings!
By that logic, we should say kids pick up diseases because of education if we conveniently ignore that they are in contact with lot of other kids who are germ carriers.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ............................
latest from hindustantimes
Belongs in the media watch thread. Please post it there if possible.
Republic TV is shilling hard for Padmavati movie in the name of muh freedom of speech.
if u want to stop antibiotic resistance, stop taking antibiotics for common colds, ear infections or even for minor skin problems.
While scrolling through news channels just saw news of Pakistani forum's twitter handle on a regional language channel of zee! They are saying official Twitter handle of Pakistani defence ministry suspended. Don't know if is a good thing or bad giving so much free publicity to Pakistani propaganda websites.
Amit Shah showed his displeasure against Sheela Bhatt and other journalists in his interview at NewsX
He specifically asked media to not protect the opposition and also not to become a party!
Presstitute Latha Jishnu. Used to write for Business standard but after becoming jobless writes for dawn sitting in Delhi. Its an irony that she writes about Muslim, Dalit persecution in Pak media a country where any non Sunni people are persecuted to the limits.
Bharatmata’s unequal children
Latha JishnuDecember 11, 2017
The writer is a journalist based in New Delhi.
RELIGIOUS bigotry has official sanction in the new India. It is fashionable in saffron circles and common among the middle class. The common refrain is that India is a Hindu country and finally the majority community need not be apologetic any more about it. Brazen bigotry is the zeitgeist of the ruling Hindu right-wing BJP, whose icons, such as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath, openly trash secularism and want those who introduced the concept in independent India to be penalised.
Hate crimes are fine, too, in the new India. Crimes that are committed against Muslims for the way they dress and look, the food they eat and for the work that they do. Sometimes the targets are also the Dalits (considered untouchable by caste-bound Hindus) just as the Roma were the other target of the Nazis after the Jews. Muslim cattle traders and dairy farmers are periodically lynched in the name of cow protection and the gruesome murders, committed often in broad daylight, are recorded in videos and boastfully posted on social media where unbridled majoritarianism is celebrated in offensive language and images. If the lynchings are part of a systematic plan to deprive Muslims of one of their remaining avenues of traditional livelihood, the overall message being conveyed is that they are not equal citizens.
But citizenship is under serious threat. In Assam, nearly 90,000 Muslims have been declared illegal immigrants and 2,000 others have been locked up in detention camps in a tragedy that has largely gone under the radar. Thousands of others — most of those arrested are poor labourers — are running from pillar to post trying to prove their bona fides. Illegal immigration and the ‘Muslim’ question has been a long-festering issue in Assam but the drive to arrest and deport ‘foreigners’ got fresh impetus after the BJP came to power for the first time in May last year.
Muslims are on notice that their life, livelihood and religious freedom are not secure.
The exercise to arrest and deport Muslims termed Bangladeshis is “one of the world’s largest efforts at disenfranchisement”, according to IndiaSpend, a data journalism website which investigated the issue. It said hundreds of crores of rupees and over 100,000 staff were being deployed to weed out ‘doubtful Muslims’ or ‘Bangladeshis’. Harassment to prove citizenship is widespread and even a retired soldier who had been in the India Army for 30 years has not been spared.
In its treatment of minorities, the BJP has drawn its ideas from its parent organisation, the RSS. And the RSS viewpoint mirrors the two-nation philosophy of conservative Muslim ideologues who propagated the concept of zimmi, which treats religious minorities as second-class citizens — zimmis, or the protected, who would enjoy property and contractual rights and be subjected to their community laws but not enjoy some of the political rights allowed to Muslim citizens.
M.S. Golwalkar, the most influential chief of the RSS whose ideas inspire Prime Minister Narendra Modi, goes a step further to say that rights of the foreign races as he termed the minorities should be strictly circumscribed. Golwalkar declares that “they must lose their separate existence to merge in the Hindu race, or may stay in the country, wholly subordinated to the Hindu Nation, claiming nothing, deserving no privileges, far less any preferential treatment not even citizen’s rights”.
Last week, as India marked the 25th anniversary of the demolition of the mediaeval-era Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, the first shrewdly orchestrated mass movement to assert Hindu supremacy and put Muslims in their place, it was clear that BJP have come audaciously close to implementing Golwalkar’s agenda. The trajectory has been more sharply etched in the three years since the Modi regime came to power.
Bigotry under the new dispensation is impervious to either parliamentary etiquette as the unseemly attack on the outgoing Vice President Hamid Ansari showed or even judicial circumspection. Judges after all are human and as prone to prejudice as anyone else as Bombay High Court judge Mridula Bhatkar revealed when granting bail to men accused of beating a young Muslim man Mohsin Sheikh to death in Pune. She said they had been ‘provoked’ by his religion. Her order which did not dispute the prosecution’s claim that the men had been identified as the assailants makes for chilling reading. “The accused had no other motive such as any personal enmity against the innocent deceased Mohsin. The fault of the deceased was only that he belonged to another religion. I consider this factor in favour of the accused. Moreover, the accused have no criminal record and it appears in the name of the religion they were provoked and have committed the murder.”
In other words, there is always an excuse for religious hate crimes. Mohsin was killed in 2014 soon after the BJP came to power with a sweeping majority. It turns out the killers had been primed by the leader of the Hindu Rashtra Sena, one of the countless extremist Hindu organisations that have sprung up, to wage war on Muslims and to create terror in the area. The Pune case reflects a more widespread bigotry against the minorities or Dalits in which identified assailants are either let off by the police or whose actions are justified by the political establishment. For flagging concerns over such divisive and discriminatory trends, outgoing Vice President Hamid Ansari was mocked by someone no less than the prime minister for what were termed his “core beliefs” and his leaning towards “certain circles”. Modi was referring to Ansari’s career as a diplomat, mostly in West Asian countries and to the fact that he had been vice-chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University.
What Ansari had highlighted during a convocation address was that India has become “a polity at war with itself in which the process of emotional integration has faltered and is in dire need of reinvigoration”. He suggested that measures should be taken to assuage the heightened insecurity amongst segments of the citizenry, “particularly Dalits, Muslims and Christians”.
But bigotry does not like a light being shined on its darkest corners.
The writer is a journalist based in New Delhi.
Published in Dawn, December 11th, 2017
@indus would it be okay if BJP were to control or at least have some monopoly over media and it's mouthpiece.
Right now I am not sure if BJP has even tried creating it's own narrative presstitutes are still being prostitutes
I m not sure abt having monopoly but bjp has pro media voices like Aajtak, Zeenews and Republic tv. Cong specialises in creating narratives and I have seen bjp being reactive most of the time. They are new in the game and will surely learn as time passes. Another problem is that bjp is filled mostly with lawyers who are good in arguments but they lack creativity in making a story. Have seen Chetan Bhagat writing some good editorials but he is a freelancer and not on bjp payroll directly.
But there BJP has an pro news channel here in Kerala called Janam tv and it is quite balanced and its debates are quite balanced as well with it not devolving into shouting matches like that of republic but as said in the above post the RW is new to the game and will take time to take control of traditional media but where we have a chance is the new gen Media like FACEBOOK TWITTER and other platforms
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