It has been 47 years since the military junta wrested control of Burma back from a democratically elected government. Why is it that the world continues to do so little about such an appaling human rights situation?

Came across this report in a Washington Post article on Burma by Laura Bush. With North Korea, Polpot, communal riots & tensions the Indian sub-continent, the civil war in Sri Lanka & the Burma Socialist Programme Party as proud parts of Asian history, one wonders why Africa always seems to get more negative publicity.

And of course, lest we forget, back in Europe Bosnia is threatening to break down into depravity once more.

I think it is time for the intelligence & information gathering to lead to a more fruitful cause. I think the time for Nobel Peace Prizes is over. I think we should stop patting ourselves on the back for how socially integrated legitimate society is. Or how soon India will be getting an F1 track. And start socially integrating humanity a little more. The disenfranchised of Jharkhand, of Vidarbha, the women of Myanmar, the moderates of Pakistan, the women & children in refugee camps across the world, the people of Palestine. To name a very few.

4 responses to “Myanmar”

  1. There is so much that needs to be learnt about this world we live in… so much that many people like me do not know exist…So, for the people’s betterment – you must keep bringing these things up in ur writings, as these are the differences we can make, miniscule as they may be!For you contribute much more than the extremists just by thinking and typing… love

  2. Spent a long afternoon reading the report on Burma. It just sickens me to the stomach sometimes to think of what we are doing with our lives. We are social maggots, who live for consumerism and die by it and are utterly blinded by it.

    Twice in two days I have had to explain my position on Gandhi – once to a young (graduate with education hons, mind you) intern and once to my Creative director. Twice I had to listen to stupid remarks about how he is ‘over-hyped’.

    I feel nauseous. I wish Gandhi was born today. Humanity needs him more now, than we did when bullets were being fired in Amritsar in 1919.

  3. “socially integrating humanity a little more” pari na dada, chalie jao chalie jaao! Michil kobe ber korchish bolish, banner nie pouche jaabo.. shudhu shaathe ektu whisky hole bhalo hoe… single malt! πŸ™‚

  4. Thank you all. πŸ™‚ Thanks Ravi for your first comment.
    @A: I dont contribute at all. Not one bit. But I will one day. Before I die.

    @R: I am glad you read the whole report. I didn’t. Maybe its the fact that I get too depressed or maybe its anger at the depth of the report being in such stark contrast to the global apathy to the situation. Does every country which needs saving need ot have oil, or be in the way of an oil pipeline?

    @Neel: πŸ™‚ I try Sir. I always rember to try and bring more passion into what I write. But once Babu, always a Babu. Yes. Its been a long time.

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