Jul 23, 2013 (All Things Considered) — For many poor rural Indians, their children represent their hopes and dreams for the future -- and the education they scrimp and save for represents the hope that their children might relieve their burden of poverty. But for many villagers who lost their children in last week's poisoning incident in the state of Bihar, their circumstances are so dire and their life experience so crushing, that they lack any faith that they will get justice or that they can ever raise their voice effectively.
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