Top 10 Atrocities That Were Influenced by Ideologies

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6. Kim Jong-Il

Kim Jong-II

The name that sends chills down the spines of the North Koreans. The late Kim Jong-il have given night mares to millions of people. His rule has and will be a significant part of the history. The 69 year old was capable of anything and everything. Drawing the legacy from his father, he came to power after his democratically elected father Kim Jong-sun died. While he dined on lavish culinary delicacies, more than 43% under the age of 5 were malnourished. The innocent civilians and the citizens have been deprived of their basic stand of living and freedom of speech rights. All the communication services (mobiles and emails) were closely monitored with minimal access to internet as per the favoring political parties. His ideology of power, be it power over people or the nuclear power; over hundreds of thousands of people have been exploited and killed. Over 200,000 prisoners were alone captured in labor camps where they were starved and tortured to death. Indeed, a truly ‘expensive’ ideology.

 

7. Isaias Afewerki

Isaias Afewerki

Just like the name, his ideology too, was in a labyrinth. Known for his history to have liberated his country, today, the same citizens are being deployed of their freedom- an idealistic comrade turned dictator. With no formal constituency, every male from the age of 18 is forced to join national services and are killed or tortured in jail. Women belong to the lowest strata of the society and have no say in any form. Media, in every form is totally banned after the excruciating torture of thousands of journalists and activists. Be it hunger, poverty, curb of freedom of press, human rights; Eritrea is known for its tragic rule. With the ideology of open democracy, it has turned into ideological rationalization which has costed a lot of lives.

 

8. Islam Karimov

Islam Karimov

Yet again, Communism struck back! The honorable president of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov. Serving his third term in the office, his communistic approach has its own drawbacks. The press both activists and journalists who do not follow the accepted form of Islam are often tortured to death. Till date, there are more than 7000 prisoners who are being brutally tortured to death. One of the most important rules under his regime is that every season, regardless of your stature, every university student, teacher, civilians, common people are made to produce cotton under in-humane conditions. The citizens could only hope for the end of his communist regime.

 

9. Jogwa

Jogwa

The profession of seeking alms. Practiced in and around Maharashtra, Karnataka and the north of Andhra Pradesh in India, Jogwa has its own consequences for its ideology has been misinterpreted with time. In Jogwa clan, men are known as Jogta and females are known as Jogti. The ideology was supposed to highlight the significance and value of the DEVDASIS who used to serve the sacred deity. With the passage of the devdasis began entertaining the nobles and thus, were known as brothels. Foreseeing the consequences, the devdasis were out casted for years. With the concept of Jogwa, this concept was highly revived and sustained. Throughout the regions, if a girl has matte (tangled blocks of hair) is found in her hair, she is made to get married to the god and is bound to serve the deity for the rest of her life and is not entitled to lead a normal life. On the other hand, if men suffer blood in urination, they are as well married to the deity and are supposed to wear the attire of a woman (saree, bangles, bindi, etc.) and lead the rest of their lives. To lead and sustain their lives, the jogwa clan goes about seeking alms, dance to impress the deities and is bound to remain that way. The females tend to suffer a lot of itchy scalp and other hair problems as they are not allowed to touch their hair for the rest of their lives. Hundreds of people gave up their lives unable to bear the societal pressures.

 

10. Frank Bainimarama

Frank Banimarama

The ruling dictator of Fiji is no where left behind. Having been in the power for 6 years, Frank Bainimarama has a history of one the most brutal rulers ever. Be it his tortures, extortions, exploitations, murders, theft; he has his own way to deal with things. Known for his dictatorship in Fiji, there have been a number of intimidations and arrests of the innocent civilians. Nature has always its vengeance coming, for decades there have been dictators whose ideology proves to be a bane to a number of innocent people.

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