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Kumbh Mela stampede

3 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 11 February 2013

Join the debate with Nihal at 10. He's asking, does India not take the safety of its citizens seriously? At least 36 people may have died because of over crowding at a railway station in the northern Indian city of Allahabad. The victims were among the 30 million Hindu pilgrims returning home from the Kumbh Mela. Is India simply not capable of holding the largest religious festival in the world in a safe environment? Does it not to take the safety of its citizens seriously? After 11, Priya Vermani talks about her humanitarian project in India and the UK. And after mid day, Nihal takes your calls on news of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation.


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