Sunday, October 12, 2014

HUDHUD Update: The cyclone goes beyond coasts, but intellectuals stay narrow and biased!

It's really sad that many so called 'chinta nayaks' at Bhubaneswar have been repeating in TV channels that Odisha has not been affected much by HUDHUD. For them the tribal districts don't count at all. The severity of the cyclone may have been less than expected and compared to the previous one, but the loss to poor people including tribal communities, farmers and fisher folks has been substantial. And please note that communities who had never faced cyclone in life have been exposed to it in Koraput, Malkangiri and nearby areas. The trauma is huge. When HUDHUD has not restricted it to the coasts, why are these people limited to that region only. Time this bias is shunned and genuine sense prevailed...

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