Religion has provided succour to many of the people around the globe, but things have changed and more than a few are at the receiving end of religion inspired atrocities. However, when a country is religious at a governmental level or when the people of the country are religious, it has been found there is more intolerance towards homosexuals. Pew Research has found that people, governments and the country as a whole are more intolerant to homosexuals when they are religious i.e more religious people/society and government (importance is given to it) gets, more intolerant the country and its citizens become towards homosexuality.
Which countries lead the intolerance towards homosexuals?
Middle Eastern countries, Russia & China lead the pack in its intolerance towards homosexuals. The Sharia law and the lack of democracy in the middle east is an easy guess, however, Russia & China are distinct addition to the countries which are intolerant to homosexuals, given the fact that China embraces communism and Russia was a former communist country. Social media activist Kanishka Sinha reasons why non-religious countries also comes under the countries which are intolerant towards homosexuality, “the influence of the orthodox church pre-revolution combined with Stalin’s own individual bigotry for gays post-revolution whilst China’s intolerance for gays could potentially be explained by their obsession with conformity and authoritarian disregard for self expression.”
Everybody is minority somewhere in the world at some point, be it by religion or by orientation. Protection of minority rights at any cost, in this case, that of homosexuals, should be adopted as a global resolution that is binding on all countries.
“Researchers Find 12,000 Pieces Of Microplastic Per Litre Of Arctic Ice”
“80-Kg Polythene Waste Removed From Cow’s Stomach After A Three-Hour Surgery”
“Pacific Garbage Patch Is Now Three Times The Size Of France”
These are a few news headlines from the past couple of months. No matter how much we try to deny it, over the course of time, plastic has become a part and parcel of our lives and it is destroying the environment and also endangering lives of animals.
While we have been made to believe that plastic is an indispensable part of our lives, it is destroying everything around us. According to UN Environment, about one million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute around the world. Also, up to 5 trillion single-use plastic bags are used worldwide every year. This means that almost half of the plastic created in the world is thrown away after a single-use.
All this plastic now ends up either in landfills or in the ocean. The marine life is heavily endangered because of plastic. Reports of aquatic animals dying of plastic pollution are increasing every day. A study from 2015 found around 44,000 incidences of animals getting entangled in plastic debris since 1960s. Plastic, that disintegrates into smaller pieces, are often eaten by smaller fish, which the ultimately ends up in our stomach. That is carcinogenic for human beings.
It is in this context that Indiabulls Home Loans has decided to do its bit and contribute to a plastic free environment. Setting the tone in its own offices, the company has decided to do away with single-use plastic bags and bottles at work.
As a special Independence Day initiatives, they have come up with a beautiful video #PlasticSeAzaadi. In the video, set against the backdrop of an Independence Day celebration at school children discuss the demerits of plastic use and how it is detrimental to the environment.
As with many important matters in life, it is children who recognize the right path and set the example. If they can, then why it is that adult can’t?
The Logical Indian appreciates Indiabulls Home Loansfor such a noble and necessary initiative to make our world a better place. We might not realize now, but the effects of excessive plastic could lead to ultimate destruction of Earth. We are ready to give up plastic, are you?