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  1. Thesis Summary Human rights in IndiaIlliteracy, poverty, the caste system, dowry deaths and female infancide highlight the human right abuses in India. Women and children fare the worst in general across all socioeconomic groups in India. Incredible poverty deprives many of their basic rights.

    1. The caste system is alive and well and even though it is been illegal for six years and continues to dominate the lives of many who live the circle of poverty. Safe drinking water, sanitation, housing, basic health and human services impact the lives of hundreds of millions of Indians.

    2. Women and female children are especially vulnerable to violence and abuse at the hands of the male centered society. Tribal groups including the cast Dalits, or the so-called untouchables, continue to face discrimination and violence daily.

    3. The justice system has failed to prosecute very many abusers of these vulnerable groups. The practice of manual scavenging or the cleaning by hand of human waste by low caste members in India continues despite numerous laws on the books. Children, especially female children are often victims of sexual abuse and child labor.

  2. Poverty

    1. tell a story of the unbelievable poverty of India. Overpopulation and lack of opportunity because of the caste system has left 80% of India and poverty that is difficult to imagine.

    2. Women are forced to marry very young and have no education to fall back upon them because they marry so young they have too many children that they cannot afford and their situation becomes worse and worse. Some of the poorest sections of India have the highest fertility rates. These sections also have the lowest literacy rates. The circle of poverty continues through generations.

    3. The caste system that makes it nearly impossible for those in the lowest castes to ever improve their life or the lives of their children. When these maps talk about poverty they do not take into consideration the extreme poverty of India.

    4. When 75% of the population earn less than $78 a month it would sound as if three quarters of the population are starving to death. The odd truth is that they are considered at risk not poor by international standards. You must earn less than a $1.25 a day to be considered extremely poor and at risk according to the United Nations. India has one of the largest population of people earning a dollar 25 or less a day. 35% of the population of India cannot read or write at all. The numbers are highest for women.

    5. Many women decide to start in the workforce as small children because adults feel that female children have no need for education and they need them to earn a living to bring the rest of the family money. Thus starts the circle of poverty.


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  4. Facts about how bad it is

    1. 75% of the population of India are people earning less than $78 a month.1.2 billion people live in the seventh largest country of the world

      The caste system has kept people down for generations and the cycle of poverty means it is difficult to get out

    2. Quote this article its good By Ritika Katyal, for CNN http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/02/asia/india-poor-census-secc/ “India's latest Socioeconomic and Caste Census (SECC) paints a stark picture of widespread rural poverty and deprivation.75% earned less than $78 a month, 11% own a refrigerator, 35% are illiterate, 28% do not own a phone, less than 5% pay income tax

    3. The way they define poor is wacky: India's definition of "poor" has been hotly debated by development economists and activists, with several finding the official poverty line too low and leaving out a number of people who might still need government assistance. In 2014, a report by the Indian government Planning Commissionestimated that 363 million Indians, making up 29.5% of the total population, were living below the poverty line in 2011-12.

    4. The report, by the Rangarajan Expert Group, also estimates that the India poverty ratio fell from 38.2% to 29.5% between 2009-10 and 2011-12, lifting 91.6 million individuals out of poverty. According to a Pew Research Center report released this month, while people were able to move up the social ladder from poor to low income during the last decade, the actual number of people in the middle class (living on $10-20 a day) barely budged from 1% in 2001 to 3% in 2011. Most developing countries set poverty lines far below those of advanced country levels.

  5. Historical Background & caste system

    1. The first British outpost in South Asia was established in 1619 at Surat on the northwestern coast. Later in the century, the East India Company opened permanent trading stations at Madras, Bombay, and Calcutta, each under the protection of native rulers.

    2. According to Wikipedia the British made the caste system very legal “The role of the British Raj on the caste system in India is controversial. The caste system became legally rigid during the Raj, when the British started to enumerate castes during their ten-year census and meticulously codified the system. Between 1860 and 1920, the British segregated Indians by caste, granting administrative jobs and senior appointments only to the upper castes.”

    3. facts about caste system India is the largest democracy in the worldIndia faces the challenges of poverty, corruption, malnutrition, inadequate healthcare and continual caste prejudices. In both urban and rural areas there is unbelievable poverty that pulls down there economy

    4. Violence there is both religious and caste related violenceIndia also fights with its neighbors China and Pakistan Some people born into a life of luxury, while others are considered "untouchable" because they were born into the wrong caste, destined to live a life of poverty with occasional menial labour, if they are lucky

    5. The Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) are official designations given to various groups of historically disadvantaged people in India. The terms are recognized in the Constitution of India.

  6. wrap it up rewrite thesis Human rights in IndiaIlliteracy, poverty, the caste system, dowry deaths and female infancide highlight the human right abuses in India. Women and children fare the worst in general across all socioeconomic groups in India. Incredible poverty deprives many of their basic rights.