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Nepal Tragedy: Double Standards in Sympathy?

I am not going to say anything. I am only going to quote what a person named Vasanth Krishna on Facebook wrote in his timeline along with some pictures.

“I wonder why Human cries for Human only. So selfish! So self-centered! Just a month back there was a huge massacre for annual religious festival in Nepal.
More than 250,000 animals were lined up for slaughter as Nepal embarks on a two-day religious festival where buffalo, birds and goats were sacrificed to appease a Hindu goddess.
Millions of Hindus flocked to the ceremony, which are held every five years at the temple of Gadhimai, the goddess of power, in Bariyarpur, Nepal, near the Indian border.
The last time the festival was held, in 2009, more than 250,000 animals were killed, according to animal rights organisation PETA, who is campaigning to put a stop to the practice. This is most horrid procedure to please goddess. The natural disaster is occurred just because of this sort of inhuman sacrifice in name of religious practice. We should STOP it such abominable act immediately. Live and Let others LIVE. Or else Mother NATURE will react very badly and she will not let you LIVE peacefully. Everybody is Her child. Please do not hurt anyone. Hare Krishna!”

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6.8 Tremors in Northern India

Not going into many details, a 6.8 Richter scale earthquake has struck twice 64 km from Gangtok. The tremors were felt all over the northern India including places in Delhi, Patna and Kolkata and surrounding regions of this city. Here is a map showing the place hit by the waves.

Although it’s too early, reports of casualties include power cuts and dead telephone lines in the epicenter region which is 64km from Gangtok and surrounding regions