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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) Pinned comment
So does poverty. So does income inequality.
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) replied to ashianeh (@ashianeh) Pinned comment
Sobering reminders, while we're at it let's not forget that India surpasses England and most of the world also in:
- Defecation in the streets
- Femicide
- Rape and sexual harassment
- Child hunger
and a number of other very disturbing social pathologies.
India is on trajectory to become a world economic power, in terms of its annual GDP and other economic macro indices. But how much of this economic growth is going to actually translate into social harmony and equality is an open question.
What is undeniable is that Narendra Modi's hyper neoliberalism will further polarize social and class inequalities in India. His latest "currency" fiasco is a stark reminder.

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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) Pinned comment
...as an addition to your last point, India will never truly be democratic (or unified) so long as its inhuman and immoral caste system denies people of equal rights -- equal rights irrespective of caste, creed or color.
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) replied to Saïd Amin (@said) Pinned comment
This whole Caste system is another significant point to keep in mind while discussing India's transition into 21st century.
In ancient Persia we also had a Caste system of our own, which some claim was basically another import from our Indian brethren.
Another 'import' from India that had very significant ramifications on Iran's history was when Khomeini's grandfather was imported as a Shia clergy from India to the area around Isfahan, which is called today Khomein.
Incidentally with advent of Islam in Iran our ancient Persian caste system was abolished in favor of another caste system: the ruling caste of Shia clergy.
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