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Does India really care for its poor? This social experiment video throws startling facts

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 - 10:20pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Webdesk

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”- Mahatma Gandhi

A huge fraction of Indian population is poor, unable to afford basic amenities and food—daily survival becomes a mammoth task for them. Inspite of this, our exiting UPA government has done nothing beyond some schemes/Yojnas that never filtered down to these masses due to large scale corruption in the system. 

So, when a group from YTV went forward and conducted a social experiment, startling, shocking and sometimes horrendous reactions were elicited from public. 

They went with a campaign called, 'Kill the poor' and asked people to donate so that Indian population which was marginalised could be eliminated. While, one would expect people to react on humanitarian grounds, many people actually enquired and supported them. One person ended up saying that crimes occured because of these groups. we understand Maslow's hierarchy of needs but blaming anyone on the basis of their economic status is wrong. 

On the other hand, when the group approached people with 'Save the poor' campaign seeking money, only one person ended up showing concern whereas others just brushed off and walked away. 

So, as a society, if we collectively react in such a manner towards poor, there is no hope for this disparity to be bridged. They are not poor because they want to but because circumstances and family background has pushed them into a state of despair. So, please have a heart and don't judge people on the basis of money or luxury they own. 

Have a heart and help someone out today!! 

Incase you missed the point, please watch and share the video below: