According to a mail I got from an old friend, India is somewhat angry that our court ruled based on ordinary human rights. For now the humanitarian Niels Holck is not going to be extradited to India.
A comment to an article in the Times of India, which are now deleted suggest that they are ready to start a trade war where they would ask people not to buy Danish goods.
I just have to say. “Do it”
You will find that the country which would be hurt at most would be India. Fact is that India sells low priced programming to Denmark. Danish firms, which have done the more heavy analyze of a problem, would in many cases choose to outsource the simple but in manhours often heavy coding to Indian programmers. It has to be simple tasks, where there is no doubt of the expected outcome as Indian programmers are not taught how to be critic against a task which includes possible errors.
Also other kind of production which is polluting can be outsourced with a lot of success. They have shown that accidents in productions are kept under control.
Do we export goods to India at all?
Yes, our old ships in our merchant fleet are scrapped in India, which seem to have the experts in this field.
But it is an export we can bear to loose. Perhaps there are other options in Africa or Asia we have not discovered yet.
Why did our court choose to ruled this way when India has made a lot of assurances? Because they cannot be trusted. Not very long ago their supreme court ruled to allow capital punishment against a freedom fighter they got extradited from Portugal. What kind of guarantee can Denmark get that their supreme court doesn’t overrule the extradition agreement between Denmark and India? None!
Recent history shows that they don’t care about the laws they made. An NGO in Denmark monitoring institutionalized child abuse could show a story where a well-known boarding school for the upper class families continued to use corporal punishment 10 years after the supreme court did outlaw it. I did see at TV-program in England, when I was abroad last year where two english teenagers were subjected to a very cruel treatment when they were in India for a week. No tatoo and no smoking / drinking is absolutely no way to treat young people of our days.
When even people who are not convicted of any crime are treated as cruel as the two British youngsters, then I have to say that India should not get the Danish humantarian. Maybe India cannot understand why a govermental agreement can be challenged but we are many who saw how a Danish woman was extradited to the United States suffering prison for months only to be aquitted in the end. This case did show us that we cannot trust papers from foreign governments and they have to be challenged in our court rooms.
So please India. Start a tradewar with us. We don’t care. It would most likely only result in an increase in Danish jobs, when the work which should have been done down in India are done in Denmark.
Purulia arms drop: Danes won’t send Davy here (Times of India, November 18, 2010)
Abu Salem can face death penalty: SC (India Express, September 10, 2010)
La Martiniere bans caning, 10 yrs after SC did (Hindustan Times, June 18, 2010)
The World’s Strictest Parents (BBC3, Series 2, India)