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Kamala Harris

Discussion in 'News & Politics' started by Rihana, Nov 8, 2020.

  1. Laks09

    Laks09 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    He worked for the British government. This is something that Harris claimed but it is the opposite. He couldn’t have worked for the British Govt in occupied India and taken part in India’s freedom struggle. After independence, he continued to work for GOI. He wasn’t a freedom fighter though.
     
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    Laks09 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    I agree. People in Ireland are celebrating Biden because his great great grandfather is Irish. Irish media signed off on Sunday with thoughts about Biden and his deep Irish roots, his cousins in Ireland. There is an entire village - Ballina, Ireland celebrating the President elect. According to Ballina, if not for Ballina, America would not have had Biden. I think we Indians are celebrating her likewise.
     
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    Swetha52003 Silver IL'ite

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    Thanks Laks for the reply. I didn’t know that!
     
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    Correctly stated.
    And yes we need not "stop" people from celebrating, they obviously can celebrate. But probably good to be wary to have the right expectations from an "Indian/Indian-ness" point of view. Anyway lot of people (in India) will celebrate and move onto the next glittering news in a month (or week). People in US, while happy to get rid of the rotten last 4 years, now need to hold JB and KH accountable to tackle Covid efficiently, heal the nation and make the right progress on various fronts. Accountability is key and lets hold them accountable to deliver the promises.
     
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    Rihana, nice one!
     
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    Many ICS cadre officers in British-India in the 1920-40's can claim to have worked for GoI (see note below). Devolved parliaments in their colonial outposts is a thing in the UK. And there were those who supported (albeit not marching in the streets) the freedom struggle, as well those those who preferred British Rule (as the devil they know). My grandfather was (supposed to have been) in the latter group, fearing that he and his grandkids would be forced to study Gujarathi and become jains :). He was in the employ of the Maharajah of Travancore, and preferred to be colonised by the English.

    Note: [from:https://www.loc.gov/law/help/national-parliaments/india.php]
    In 1919, the British Parliament, pursuant to the Government of India Act 1919, passed the Montagu-Chelmsford reforms,[4] which introduced a bicameral legislature, a lower house called the Central Legislative Assembly, and an upper house-like Council of State, for the first time.[5] The Government of India Act 1935[6] laid the foundation for India’s federal structure.[7] The Act also established a bicameral federal legislature consisting of the Council of States and Federal Assembly.[8]
     
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    both rihana and shravs spot on :)
     
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