Tuesday, 10 April 2007

Child Abuse in India

Readers may recall that last month I posted a story about the problems that the Asian community in the UK has with child abuse. Now, Mr Smith alerts me to a new story from India, about the exact scale of the child abuse problem over there:
In a shocking revelation, a government commissioned survey has found that more than 53% of children in India are subjected to sexual abuse, but most don’t report the assaults to anyone.
survey, released on Monday and which covered different forms of child abuse — physical, sexual and emotional — as well as female child neglect, found that two out of every three children have been physically abused.

Parents and relatives, persons known to the child or in a position of trust and responsibility were mostly found to be the perpetrators of child sexual abuse in the country.

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The survey, released on Monday and which covered different forms of child abuse — physical, sexual and emotional — as well as female child neglect, found that two out of every three children have been physically abused.

Parents and relatives, persons known to the child or in a position of trust and responsibility were mostly found to be the perpetrators of child sexual abuse in the country.

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Of children physically abused in families, in 88.6% of the cases, it was the parents who were the perpetrators. More than 50% had been sexually abused in ways that ranged from severe — such as rape or fondling — to milder forms of molestation that included forcible kissing.

The study also interviewed 2,324 young adults between the ages of 18 and 24, almost half of whom reported being physically or sexually abused as children. When it comes to emotional abuse, every second child was subjected to emotional assault and in 83% of the cases, parents were the abusers.
The notion of child abuse being so deeply rooted in a society is quite shocking, not to mention disturbing. It also illustrates the tremendous differences between British values and those of many of the immigrants coming into Britain, and demonstrates, once again, that not all cultures are equally good. The liberal doctrine of multiculturalism, with its assertion that all cultures are equal, and that criticising any (minority) culture is inherently racist, would (and, indeed, does) allow this to flourish in Britain, as well as in India.

Postscript: The BBC has also reported this story, and you can see the report here. It's not particularly informative, and the Times of India report quoted above is better. But what is relevant is that the BBC have swiftly hidden the story in a corner of the 'South Asia' section of their website. Compare this with the mad frenzy with which they, and the rest of the MSM, react whenever a single Catholic priest is caught doing something reprehensible of this nature. Similarly, when the story about Asians in the UK refusing to report child abuse broke, the BBC had it up in an obscure corner of the website for a few hours and then removed it from view. I suppose they just don't like to report anything which threatens the multicultural fantasy.

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