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Human rights irony

The Human Rights Watch continues to report that India has significant human rights problems. "Government claims, but" is the kind of phrase you frequently see in the organization's 2012 summary for India. And countries including the US have been urging India to behave.

While that is the state of India, the Indian prime minister's US-based daughter is reported to have revealed America's human rights record against some recent enemies. Online reactions to news about her work range from suggestions like "A better research topic would have been if she worked on figuring out why in the first place these people became terrorists so that something can be done about it." to strong statements like "It is ironic that the daughter of India's prime minister has taken upon herself to malign our (US) government, while her dad's team is leading the scam capital of the world."

Here's my own wish ... Given the privileges that the prime minister and his daughter enjoy – as leader of India and as an expert in human rights – will they team up to help the country that more desperately needs improvement in the human rights area?


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