India on pace to be worst-hit Covid nation by end of 2021

The “why” is to control anything they deem negative regardless of the truth.

It’s amazing how thoroughly Modi and the B.J.P. have adopted Trumpism, right down to denouncing the credibility of “leftist” news organizations while lying left and right and stoking sectarian hatred to maintain political power. Of course, Trump, unlike Modi, isn’t a literal genocidaire. Including following the Trump plan of declaring victory over the pandemic and lifting precautions.

Lose in an election, send in the thugs …

Of course, election-related violence is not unknown in India.

The BJP is at the receiving end of the violence in Bengal, as it usually is. Bengal is extremely notorious for election violence. The ruling TMC in Bengal is one of the most fearsomely violent political organizations in India. Ditto the Kerala communists. Countless innocent lives have been lost to these thugs.

Innocent BJP worker Avijit Sarkar was slaughtered Taliban style by your friendly Bengal goons less than 24 hours ago. He live-streamed the slaughter of his dogs minutes before he was similarly slaughtered.

The trigger for the latest election violence is that the Great Whore of Bengal who just won the election was defeated in her own constituency by a little-known BJP candidate.

“Decades in Western journalism” has taped your eyes wide shut.

So…#MIGA!

A slight ray of hope: confirmed cases go down slightluy in worst-hit Delhi and Maharashtra. Too early to say if these gains will be sustained, but I have heard experts say the 2nd wave in India will peak between May 4-8.

Oh for fuck’s sake. Can you please take this shit out of the Quarantine Zone and put it somewhere else? The Pit would be a nice place.

In the meantime, since the BJP’s farts smell like unicorns…

Perhaps the BJP has some insight into dealing with the coronavirus:

An actual governmental press release (hey, it was early on, so why not throw shit at the wall):

Advisory for Corona virus

Homoeopathy for Prevention of Corona virus Infections

Unani Medicines useful in symptomatic management of Corona Virus infection

I don’t think “Western journalism” is the problem here.

You are right, this thread has gone off on a massive tangent.

@mandala i am stepping in until @colibri is available, because this is an egregious case of bringing politics into the quarantine zone. Please feel free to discuss this stuff over in p&e, but this category is NOT the place for it.

Preferable to just report it.

In his/her defense, I kinda started it with a flippant remark. I wasn’t intending it to be overtly political, just more or less making a quick-take observation about how laxness led to a human disaster but I can see how it might have been perceived as a political snipe.

I agree. While there are political aspects of this, this is way over the top. If you want to discuss Indian politics in these terms, take it to GD or the Pit. @mandala, furthermore I am banning you from this thread.

Colibri
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Some definite supply-chain problems:

This post is inappropriate as well.

This post is inappropriately political as well.

Ok, if you so strongly caution against getting one’s information re India from those sources, what do you recommend as source?

ETA: I hadn’t read all the latest hi-jinks when i.posted that question.

The poster was thread-banned a few posts up, so if you’re awaiting a reply, it won’t be in this thread.

Yep,I just read it all.

Both @Acsenray and @mandala had some valid points but that’s for another discussion.

As to a good source of India related news/analysis, I would recommend https://theprint.in/. They are supported by subscribers and have a YouTube channel too. There are short reports done by student journalists too.

My personal opinion is that theprint.in is more towards the center but it could be just my opinion. Twitter has a lot of trolls, so you would have to build a time tested following before you trust anyone.

Priorities, man, priorities!

While many of us expected India to have major problems because it is a poor, densely populated country this is something the government could have taken action on.