Crippled beggars of India (17 pics)
India has more billionaires than China.
The GDP growth of India in 2008-2009 is 6.7%.
And even the world no. 1 steel baron, Lakshmi Mittal, holds an Indian passport.
But when foreign tourists come to visit India, many of them are shocked by the numbers of poor people and beggars on the streets of the large cities.
But the worst thing is that a lot of these beggars are crippled and they were not born this way.
Some of these people were intentionally made cripples when they were kids, and some of them paid doctors to amputate the healthy limbs.
For example, in 2006 three Indian doctors were caught on camera agreeing to amputate the healthy limbs of beggars.
The competition between beggars is great and when you look worse than other beggar, than you have better chances to get some extra rupees from the tourists.
The pictures after the jump may be disturbing for you.
But I just wanted to share these photos.