Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Clinton Impressed By The Confidence Of Bihar's Karate Girl


"One young girl, full of life, came up and asked me if I wanted to see her perform some karate moves, and I said of course. And the way she stood up, so straight and confident, the pride and accomplishment in her eyes, was so inspiring,"

…"It wasn't so much the karate as it was the way she stood so straight, looked me in the eye, had a sense of pride and accomplishment about her," Ms Clinton had told reporters.

…"This was a child who'd been born in a brothel to a young mother who had been forced and sold into prostitution. But when her mother finally escaped and took her daughter with her, they were out of harm's way and finally able to make choices for themselves,"Ms Clinton said referring to her short-interaction with 16-year-old Poonam Khatoon.

… "When I met with the people who were working with victims in Calcutta, I met several young women from the United States who had been inspired by reading about and watching and going online and learning about what was happening in the efforts to rescue and protect victims, and they were there in Calcutta working with organizations, NGOs and the faith community to do their part," Ms Clinton said.

…Ms Clinton said it is estimated as many as 27 million people around the world are victims of modern slavery, what is sometimes call trafficking in persons. These victims of modern slavery are women and men, girls and boys, she said, adding that their stories remind one of what kind of inhumane treatment "we are still capable of" as human beings.


Hmm… Evidently, it doesn't take much to impress Hillary Clinton.

Not taking anything away from Poonam Khatoon, but there are shit loads of such stories within the US itself (all over the world, actually).

Seems rather silly that Hillary had to see something like this in India to comment "their stories remind one of what kind of inhumane treatment "we are still capable of" as human beings."

2 Opinions:

Bikram said...

Human traficking is a big problem all over ..

and yeah there are a lot of stories in USA itself but at least clinton mentioned a girl from kolkata whereas our own ministers dont give a damn about it ..


L o r d R a j said...


Indian ministers are worried about which presidential candidate to nominate/propose/support.

And when that is done, they will be worried about which scam to run next and how to cover up the previous scams.

sau mein se assi baimaan... phir bhi mera bharat mahaan.