A non #COVID19 thread: When I first moved to #India, I'd open the newspaper to finds ads like these, for missing children. It made me wonder - where do they end up? Every 8 seconds a child goes missing in the country. So @Imo_Anderson investigated. #IndiasMissingChildren 👇
This is Sunita. She went "missing" from a remote and tribal village in the state of Jharkand a decade ago - a couple befriended her parents promising her an education - but were they were traffickers. Instead she was sent to Delhi to work for a family. #IndiasMissingChildren.
It’s a story we heard from others. Traffickers get friendly with a family, and dupe them into sending their children away. They’re middlemen. The children are then “sold” to others, ending up at “placement agencies” where they’re hired by Indian families. #IndiasMissingChildren.
As the death toll in #DelhiRiots2020 rises, families wait at a mortuary in North East Delhi for the bodies of their loved ones. There’s an uneasy calm today, but for these relatives the horror continues. #DelhiViolence.
We went to a slum in North Delhi last week to see the impact the sky high pollution levels were having on residents there. One NGO worker estimated that 90% of the children there had some sort of breathing problem, including pneumonia.
The southern city of #Chennai is one of India's largest and richest. Yet millions now rely on water trucks as taps have run dry. There's a scramble when the truck arrives - sometimes it can even get tense. In the area we visited families get 5 buckets a day. #ChennaiWaterCrisis
We met Valarmathi, who has to live with her family on 5 buckets of water a day. That's to bathe, cook, drink and wash clothes. It's hard to imagine how you'd survive on that in any situation. But India is also in the middle of a heatwave #ChennaiWaterCrisis
It’s significant that the @DalaiLama hasn’t met or talked to @realDonaldTrump because he had such a strong relationship with past US presidents. Barack Obama and George W Bush most recently. George W Bush even did a painting of the Dalai Lama. bbc.com/news/av/world-…
BREAKING - The man who killed Indian engineer Srinivas Kutchibhotla and injured two others in Kansas last year has pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes. The story remains one of the most moving I've ever covered. #Olathe#Kansas.
On an evening in February in 2017, two Indian engineers were having a drink at a sports bar in #Olathe, when Adam Purinton saw them. “Did you see the terrorists on the patio?” he told another patron at the bar.
A few weeks later, on Feb 22nd, he saw them again at the same bar. He asked them where they were from, and how they entered the country, calling one of them a terrorist. He then yelled - “Get out of my country!”. #Olathe.