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The two countries of India and Pakistan have been waging war against one another for decades.

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INTRO The two countries of India and Pakistan have been waging war against one another for decades. The formation of Pakistan on August 14, 1947 marked a new beginning and a new era, that did nothing but cause destruction and havoc. Thousands of people have lost their lives, including innocent civilians on both sides of the border. Pakistan was formed because Muslim leaders like Mohammed Ali Jinnah and many others who insisted that a new nation should be formed for Muslims, since after India's independence the demands of the Muslim population would not be met, as they were in the minority. Leaders of India, like Nehru and Gandhi, tried to persuade Jinnah and others and assured them that this would not happen. Jinnah, at the end, got his way and a new nation was carved out of India and was known as Pakistan. The Hindus and the Muslims were always at the opposite end of the spectrum and whenever they met the result was mass riots and death. Karl Marx truly said, "Religion is the opiate of all masses." Whenever there are two types of people living in such close vicinity to one another, the result is always some kind of conflict. Indians and Pakistanis are of the same culture, their main difference is their religions. Their differences in religions play an enormous role in their hatred towards one another, as their religions are what dictate their entire belief and value system that they live their day to day lives by. This essay will discuss how the element of exploitation can be found in the different resources of people, industry and funds in India and Pakistan. ...read more.


Many feel that they are being taken advantage of by the bigger industries. 5 Funds of India provide yet another aspect of the country where exploitation can be discovered. This is mostly prevalent through government officials and beaurocrats. The social elite of India has a great deal of influence over the country, and government officials have often shown excellent skills at manipulating figures and facts for their own personal gain. Studies have shown that "... cash bribes and misuse of public property is a major form of corruption in the country. Corruption has permeated itself the elite ranks of political parties. This also indicates that corruption is being sanctioned and legitimized by the highest levels of government authority. Expensive elections are also perceived as a significant source of corruption. Members of last parliament received an amount of Rs.16, 18,000.00 earmarked as salary for their assistants, which has have not been accounted for. No receipts or supporting documents have been submitted to Parliament show that this amount was actually used as salary. 7 members allegedly purchased plane tickets to travel Delhi in order to observe the parliamentary election of India. However, no receipts have been submitted to the secretariat and no other documents have been produced to show that the amount was used to travel by air. These few instances mentioned here are meant to reflect the dimension of embezzlement in public office." 6 This quotation shows the extent of the corruption in India's government office. The country's corruption level is going down, but a beaurocratic mind frame, with the social elite at the top and the dirt poor, at the bottom, holds back the changes from taking place. ...read more.


CONCLUSION The different resources of people, industry and funds in India and Pakistan and the way in which an element of exploitation can be found, is what this essay discussed. India and Pakistan both contain similar elements of exploitation in them. The people in India have a caste system, which gives some people an unfair advantage over others. Pakistan's case is that they are run by a tribal system, which gives some people an unfair advantage over others. In both countries some people are treated unjustly, because of their station in life, and in this way, their low station is exploited. The industries of India and Pakistan both have issues of child labor in them. In both countries, children and workers in the industry are exploited and often left deformed permanently. Government funds in India and Pakistan are exploited in both countries by Government officials, which can be seen through the existing corruption of the two countries. It is very easy, in both countries, but more so in Pakistan, for a government leader to use the funds for his or her own personal gain. In conclusion, both countries carry with them elements of exploitation in the resources of people, industry and funds, which is fitting, because India and Pakistan are of the same culture and were once of the same country. They think the same way and continue to mirror one another, with India as the elder and more experienced of the two. 1 From the interview of Arslan Y. Qasmi 2 Margolis, Eric. Foreign Correspondent. 3 Indian Government tries to block Caste Discussion 4 The Exploitation of Child Labor in India. 5 India Business: Sewn to poverty. 6 Problem of Corruption in India. 7 Interview Mansour K 1 ...read more.

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