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UK : Victimization of Indian Doctors on the rise

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By NewsGram Staff Writer
In a series of reports showcasing instances of victimization and racism against Indian doctors in the United Kingdom, organizations representing them have urged Indian government to take up the issue earnestly.
“There’s a stark contrast in the way Indian and white doctors are treated for the same offence. There is a club culture among white managers and doctors. As an organization, we are working for equal treatment.”, said Ramesh Mehta, President of BAPIO (British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin), to a national daily.
Discrimination begins in medical schools, and affects the person’s whole career. Harassment and bullying from both, colleagues and patients are daily facts of life for Indian doctors.
A petition that says that “current NHS investigation and disciplinary procedures were heavily biased’ against Indians, has been signed by a group of eminent Indian doctors in the UK.
Reportedly, the condition has reached to an extent, where there has been at least one incident of an Indian doctor trying to commit suicide due to alleged victimization.
Even in cases of promotions, awards and other benefits, Indians aren’t given even a slight preference, it has been reported.

  • Let it be understood. An Indian child being admitted to a “Good School” in India means, the child is being delinked from its native land and schooled to be a reliable poodle, likely to benefit many in the Anglophonic world but none in the native land. To the cultured individual or community, products of such “good schools” are an object of pity not of respect. The news item- “Victimization of Indian Doctors in UK” is a product of just that.

    Pride and prestige of a nation and its members largely, if not solely, depends on how indigenous education of that nation conditions its human resource and teaches them how to use its own culture, heritage, language, history, tradition, literature etc. as a solid base and build upon that base its knowledge of the outer world and its influence on self.

    Instead- a nation that capitalizes on imitation, its education means shameless, contemptible copying of others and contempt for anything indigenous has completely lost all sense of self respect and dignity. They can’t expect or do not deserve respect from others. “Victimization of Indian Doctors in UK” has its root not in Government’s intervention but in the system of education.

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  • Let it be understood. An Indian child being admitted to a “Good School” in India means, the child is being delinked from its native land and schooled to be a reliable poodle, likely to benefit many in the Anglophonic world but none in the native land. To the cultured individual or community, products of such “good schools” are an object of pity not of respect. The news item- “Victimization of Indian Doctors in UK” is a product of just that.

    Pride and prestige of a nation and its members largely, if not solely, depends on how indigenous education of that nation conditions its human resource and teaches them how to use its own culture, heritage, language, history, tradition, literature etc. as a solid base and build upon that base its knowledge of the outer world and its influence on self.

    Instead- a nation that capitalizes on imitation, its education means shameless, contemptible copying of others and contempt for anything indigenous has completely lost all sense of self respect and dignity. They can’t expect or do not deserve respect from others. “Victimization of Indian Doctors in UK” has its root not in Government’s intervention but in the system of education.

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Confidential Facebook Documents Seized By The UK Parliament

Lawmakers from seven countries are preparing to grill a Facebook executive in charge of public policy.

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Britain’s parliament has seized confidential Facebook documents from the developer of a now-defunct bikini photo searching app as it seeks answers from the social media company about its data protection policies.

Lawmakers sought the files ahead of an international hearing they’re hosting on Tuesday to look into disinformation and “fake news.”

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An advertisement in The New York Times is displayed on Sunday, March 25, 2018, in New York. Facebook’s CEO apologized for the Cambridge Analytica scandal with ads in multiple U.S. and British newspapers. VOA

The parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has “received the documents it ordered from Six4Three relating to Facebook,” Committee Chairman Damian Collins tweeted on Sunday. “Under UK law & parliamentary privilege we can publish papers if we choose to as part of our inquiry,” he said.

The app maker, Six4Three, had acquired the files as part of a U.S. lawsuit against the social media giant. It’s suing Facebook over a change to the social network’s privacy policies in 2015 that led to the company having to shut down its app, Pikinis, which let users find photos of their friends in bikinis and bathing suits by searching their friends list.

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News reports said the UK committee used its powers to compel an executive from Six4Three, who was on a business trip to London, to turn over the files. The files had been sealed this year by a judge in the U.S. case.

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Lawmakers from seven countries are preparing to grill a Facebook executive in charge of public policy, Richard Allan, at the committee’s hearing in London. They had asked for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in person or by video, but he has refused. (VOA)