On Sunday, widespread criticism of Microsoft founder Bill Gates began on Twitter in India with the #ArrestBillGates. Gates is being accused of funding a programme in 2009 of testing and sterilizing indigenous vaccines on tribal children via his NGO Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).
It is being claimed that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation conducted an unlawful clinical trial of a vaccine on tribal children, without the consent of their parents.
As per a GreatGameIndia report, a Seattle-based NGO, Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), with funding by BMGF, conducted trials in Telangana’s Khammam wherein they administered the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to 14,000 tribal girls of 10-14 years of age.
The report suggests that many children fell ill and four girls died after being injected with Gardasil. Their families, however, did not know that their children were being administered with it. It is believed that most of the girls’ parents had no knowledge of the trials as the girls lived in government-run hostels.
Hansraj Meena, Socio-Political Activist and Founder of Tribal Army, took to Twitter today to share this news.
This is a story where a foreign entity uses 14,000 Indian tribal girls as guinea pigs. Several died and many had severe side effects. But the company and its drug prosper and make millions. There was a pact of silence globally. #ArrestBillGates https://t.co/7Oo5ds1o7U
— Hansraj Meena (@HansrajMeena) May 30, 2021
Apparently, an article by the Economic Times voiced this news back in 2014.
𝐂𝐫𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐬
— Hansraj Meena (@HansrajMeena) May 29, 2021
Today, a furore has arisen on Twitter as Indians are demanding the arrest of the business tycoon for the deaths of tribal girls in India.
Here’s how people are reacting to the news. Have a look.
It is shameful for a person like @BillGates to conduct a vaccine trial on illiterate women of the same caste for centuries. Take strict action soon US administration. Raise the voice of Bill Gates by raising the whole world.#ArrestBillGates @POTUS@KamalaHarris @WhiteHouse pic.twitter.com/o92DfTyGB8
— Sunil Astay (@SunilAstay) May 29, 2021
Bill Gates has sterilized many Indian tribal girls
And have also tested indigenous vaccine on those girls.
Which has ruined the lives of all those girls
How can such a famous man do such a big wrong job?
— MD Umair khan (@Khan____INC) May 29, 2021
We want justice ✊
Justice for our Tribal sister #ArrestBillGates
— Chhotubhai Vasava (@Chhotu_Vasava) May 29, 2021
How Bill Gates Funded NGO PATH Killed Tribal Girls In India In Unauthorised Clinical Trials
Justice for our tribal sisters
— Geetanjali Korram (@GeetanjaliKorr1) May 29, 2021
He should be punished for his henious devil act #ArrestBillGates
— GRAVITY 🇮🇳 (@Warrior_prevail) May 30, 2021
In 2009 Bill & Melinda gate Foundation NGO #PATH conducted unauthorized clinical trials on 14,000 tribal girls of #India as guinea pigs. Several d!ed & had severe side effects. Why pact of silence globally & they r making Billions. #RahulGandhi answer plz #ArrestBillGates #BMGF pic.twitter.com/2tcEdNEv33
— Rajveer Yadav (@rajveeryadav00) May 30, 2021