Aug 29, 2012
In a telling story highlighting the true face of political corruption, corrupt Indian politicians have successfully stolen more than $14.5 billion worth of food from starving poverty-stricken citizens. Looting over 57,000 tons of food intended for the starving poor, the unpunished corrupt lawmakers and politicians are warehousing the mass amount of food supplies in a government-owned storage facility that spans more than five football fields in length.
The blatant corruption has been confirmed in a recent report by mainstream media outlet Bloomberg, which reports that many of the starving 350 million families whose food has been stripped away by the government are currently ‘surviving’ on less than 50 cents per day. The nefarious government hooligans robbed away the region’s five-decade-old public food distribution system which served as virtually the only way in which the struggling families could survive.
Law still requires that the 57,000 tons of staple foods are to be distributed among the families, yet nothing has been done by fearful politicians and police. Due to rampant corruption and a serious lack of action, countless members of the nation’s government bodies are quiet on this matter and many others. Some, however, have decided to speak out. Naresh Saxena is one such Supreme Court commissioner who has decided that she will not live in fear of corruption. Speaking out against the recent ransacking, she stated:
“This is the most mean-spirited, ruthlessly executed corruption because it hits the poorest and most vulnerable in society… What I find even more shocking is the lack of willingness in trying to stop it.”
With the state police force groveling to corrupt lawmakers who care only for financial gain and corporate interest and a painfully-stunted court system that has made zero convictions over seven years of ongoing political turmoil, the starving families are helpless.
Around 900 million Indians currently eat less than the bare recommended minimum as issued by the government, and half of all the nation’s children are completely malnourished. It is easy to see how these statistics will be changing for the worst in the very near future, with a grand total of over $14.5 billion worth of food intended for the public now sitting idle in a government warehouse.
This is the face of political corruption. Allowing ‘officials’ to absolutely pillage citizens with an utter lack of regard for even the welfare of children is the utmost form of slavery. What’s even more interesting is that these starving Indian families have not yet raided the government stockpile warehouse, where the over-abundant amount of food sits to rot as they starve and die in the streets. Truly, such a degree of forcible government control is highly destructive and the very thing that activists continue to resist on a daily basis.
This post originally appeared at Natural Society
This article was posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 2:54 am