WE ARE KILLING OUR OWN HONOURABLE WOMEN WHOM WE CALL "DEVI". CAN ANY HINDU OR INDIAN FEMALE BE TREATED LIKE A DEVI IF OUR TOP LEADERS IMPORT FOREIGN FEMALES WHO REFUSE TO TOUCH OUR NATIVE RELIGIONS EVEN WITH A BARGE POLE?
IF SONIA KHAN, SHABANA AZMI OR USHA TIN TIN NARAYAN SAY, "WE WILL NEVER EMBRACE YOUR INFERIOR HINDUISM," WHICH INDIAN (HINDU and SIKH) FEMALE CAN HAVE PRIDE IN HERSELF, HER HUSBAND OR FATHER, HER NATIVE RELIGION AND HER NATION?
IF ALL THE ACTORS KHAN (SHAH RUKH KHAN, SAMEER KHAN, AKBAR KHAN, ETC ETC.) TAKE LIBERTIES WITH HINDU MAIDENS ON AND OFF STAGE WHILE A HINDU ACTOR DOING A LOVE SCENE WITH A MUSALMAANI IS LIABLE TO ASSASSINATION, THE NATION BECOMES A "SPIT".
THAT IS WHAT THE HINDU NATION IS RIGHT NOW, IF WE DO NOT PRODUCE AND SET UP SOME HINDU ACTORS, STRONG AND MANLY ROLE MODELS, TO REPLACE THE TREACHEROUS BEIMAN KHANS, IF WE DO NOT SEE HINDU ACTORS DOING SIMILAR LOVE SCENES WITH MUSLIM FEMALES IN OUR INDIAN MOVIES.
IF THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE, THEN ALL THE KHANS AND MOHAMMEDANS TO PAKISTAN OR MECCA!
RESULT OF OUR COLLAPSE AND BETRAYAL: OUR DYING WOMEN AT HOME AND ABROAD.
......................A sad commentary.
............Suicide now Fiji's biggest killer: Expert
.............AFP [ THURSDAY, MAY 02, 2002 3:55:05 PM ]
SUVA: Suicide, mainly by ethnic Indian women, has become Fiji's biggest killer, a mental health expert here said on Thursday.
It was already high before the May 2000 coup and is still rising. Fiji Indians along with Samoans are believed to have the world's highest female suicide rates.
The principal medical officer at the Saint Giles Psychiatric Hospital here, Dr Odille Chan, presented the latest official statistics to a youth conference Wednesday and a statement was issued on Thursday by the government outlining her findings.
Indians make up 44 per cent of Fiji's 800,000 people.
Chan said that in 2000 a total of 104 suicides were recorded, with Indians making up 92 of them.
She noted in a comparative analysis of public health concerns maintained by the health ministry in 1999, suicidal behaviour ranked the highest with 88 deaths followed by drowning at 64, road deaths at 62 and the disease leptospirosis at two.
Despite the trend in high numbers for Indians in recent years, the number of indigenous Fijians and people of other races are also increasing gradually - reasons for which must be established as soon as possible, Chan said.
"Suicide is a multifaceted issue for which there is no single cause," she said in the government issued statement.
"It is influenced by a variety of factors - sociological, psychological or substance abuse which interact in a complex manner. Generally, the more risk factors that a person experiences, the more vulnerable he will be to becoming suicidal," she added.
"It is clear that suicide is a complex problem, which requires an innovative, comprehensive and multi-sectoral approach, including health and non-health sectors, for example, education, labour, police, religion, and the media," Chan said.
The most common method of suicide has been found to be, in decreasing order, hanging, consuming paraquat poison, immolation and ingestion of other chemicals.
In March, the US State Department in its review of Fiji's human rights record questioned whether many of Fiji's suicides might in fact be "bride burning" or murder.
The State Department said that there had been approximately 30 suicides by women in Fiji that it regarded as questionable. It said that the deaths "appeared to have been bride burning".
"Police investigations report that the women burned themselves so severely as to cause death, but the women's rights community believes that the deaths are the result of bride burning," it noted.
The report, quoting unspecified "reliable estimates", said that 10 per cent of Fiji's women had been abused in some way.
It said that since the 2000 coup, a general sense of lawlessness and a downturn in the economy, domestic violence and police brutality against women had increased.
Social welfare groups in Fiji have also claimed that since the coup a growing despair among Indians as well as an economic decline linked to the coup, was fuelling a big jump in suicides.