Sunday, January 31, 2010

Some excerpts from Binayak sen' interview on Devil's Advocate

About Genocide:

"Everybody thinks that the word ‘genocide’ has to do with direct killing but the United Nations Convention’s definitions on genocide include the creation of conditions--mental and physical conditions--which would render the survival of these communities under question, and we already have a situation of chronic famine as I have already told you and which is getting worse over time. It is not getting better, it is getting worse." - Binayak Sen

"Mahatma Gandhi said that when the state resorts to violence, the legitimacy of the state is destroyed" - Binayak Sen

I now have a reason to like Gandhi for his forethought on democracy, brilliant :)

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