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    Default Is India's criticism of us fair?

    That the young Indian woman's death in Galway is tragic goes without saying but I must say I am rather miffed at the level of criticism towards Ireland coming from India because of it.

    Their own pregnancy related mortality record is nothing to be proud of where " hemorrhage (25.6 percent) ranks first as
    the cause of maternal death, followed by sepsis (13 percent)"

    http://medind.nic.in/maa/t05/i3/maat05i3p214.pdf

    Maybe they should get their own house in order before they rush to criticise Ireland.

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    Yes.

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    Yes it is, we are meant to be a first world country.

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    In fairness you can see where the Indians are mistaken. They took us for a democratic western European state and expected standards to match.

    Its not valid to expect both countries to acheive the same standards. India has 2nd/3rd world standards of care and civil rights. India is well aware of this. The surprise is that we have some standards which appear similar. Hence their upset is understandable.

    Trying to compare the two countries directly as you have done is silly and pointless. India is not doing that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob3367 View Post
    Yes it is, we are meant to be a first world country.
    In fairness it is a bit rich for a country with a space programme and half its population living on the roadside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gijoe View Post
    In fairness it is a bit rich for a country with a space programme and half its population living on the raodside.
    Regardless, his point stands. The USA has a space program as well and some 3rd world standards at the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gijoe View Post
    In fairness it is a bit rich for a country with a space programme and half its population living on the raodside.
    Not to mention that they have nuclear weapons and a huge military with all the latest in hardware.

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    Yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elliebee View Post
    Maybe they should get their own house in order before they rush to criticise Ireland.
    That's not remotely relevant. What occured was a disgrace to this country, and if I were Enda Kenny, I'd issue a public apology to India for it, before immediately bringing forward legislation.

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