India: government campaign to sterilize women goes wrong – 11 dead, 80 hospitalized

???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????While there is world-wide awareness of China’s brutal one-child-policy whose devastating effects might soon become a stumbling block for the country’s economic development, few are aware that India, the “world’s largest democracy”, pursues similar policies. The Indian government pays poor women the generous sum of 1.400 Rupees (ca. 20 Euro) for getting sterilized.

One such sterilization campaign has now gone wrong: 11 women have died and 80 more are in hospital. Kate Gilmore, deputy executive director of the UN Population Fund, sanctimoniously speaks of “a great human tragedy”.

Read the full story on the website of the Guardian.

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