An Indian Crisis

1239 Words Apr 20th, 2016 5 Pages
An Indian Crisis Homo sapien sapiens are a breed unlike any other. These beings create complex tools, produce diverse languages, and develop the ability to laugh and smile in the womb (What Makes Us Human? 208). Although they lack the scaly defenses of reptiles and the sheer size of the dinosaurs which came before them, humans have survived for over two hundred thousand years (Howell 1). The reason they were able to survive stems largely from their evolved forms of communication and tools which elevated them to the top of the food chain. The only predator to the human became other humans. This became increasingly apparent after World War II and arguably the largest crime against humanity, the Holocaust. Humans created a set of rules to protect themselves and fellow humans from the crime committed from 1933 to 1945. The United Nations created a set of rights which all humans are born with to prevent a crime as atrocious as the Holocaust from ever occurring again. Sadly, this document has failed to prevent the brutal killing of infant girls in India. This merciless killing of a specific gender, or gendercide, violates the most basic of these rights, the right to life. The gendercide of these baby girls, too young to defend themselves, violates rights the United Nations has set forth to protect humanity, and must be stopped.
World War II is notorious for containing the atrocity which stands out as the worst example of human interaction. During this time, over 17.4 million…
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