Sunday, September 02, 2007

British Empire Used Indians as Guinea-Pigs in Nazi-style Horrifying Human Experiments

The British have created this large-scale myth of having a "gentlemanly" and "fair play"-loving culture. And yet they ran the largest-scale human slavery business for several centuries. Their Dacoit-Queen shamelessly wears a diamond stolen from India on her crown. And now, they have been exposed as having been involved in horrifying human experiments on Indians (to conduct "scientific" experiments like "studying the effects of poison gas on humans") during the dark days of the thieving-robbing-stealing-raping and inhumanly brutal British Empire.

The Times of India reports:

Britain used Indian troops as guinea pigs
2 Sep 2007, 0001 hrs IST,Rashmee Roshan Lall ,TNN

LONDON: Indian soldiers serving under the British Raj were used as guinea pigs to test the effects of poison gases on humans by scientists from the world's oldest chemical warfare research installation here in the UK, according to newly-released archival documents.

The Indian soldiers suffered severe burns from the gas as part of the trials, which started in the early 1930s and lasted almost through to Indian independence.

The trials were part of a study by British scientists to ascertain if the poison gas inflicted greater damage on coloured skins than on white Caucasians. The scientists had been posted to the Indian sub-continent to develop poison gases to use against the Japanese.

Several-hundred Indians were part of the trials, according to documents released by the UK's National Archives. It is unclear if the Indians were told about the potentially serious medical implications of the trials before they were sent into the gas chambers by the scientists from Porton Down, the UK's chemical warfare research laboratory.

On Saturday, The Guardian newspaper quoted a lawyer representing British soldiers similarly tested at Porton Dwon to say, "I would be astonished if these Indian subjects (of the Empire) gave any meaningful consent to taking part in these tests, particularly as they were conducted during the days of Empire. No one would have agreed...if they knew beforehand what was going to happen".

Mustard gas is now a recognised carcinogencic substance and the Indians suffered severe burns. Some British servicemen, recruited over time to take part in similar experiments, recently won compensation for being duped into being treated as guinea pigs.

The tests on the Indians, before and during World War II, are seen to be part of a deadly programme of identifying the exact amount of poison gas that could prove deadly on the battlefield. The British scientists, who recorded in the documents that several Indians suffered so severely they had to be hospitalised, reported a "large number" of burns.

Many of the Indians, who were sent into the gas chambers wearing no more than "drill shorts and open-necked khaki cotton shirts" to gauge the effect of mustard gas on the eyes, also had to be hospitalised after the experiment.

The revelation is seen to be a shocking afterword to the lengthy accounts of British colonial behaviour in India.

But in a sign the British authorities are unwilling to entertain claims for compensation from the affected Indian soldiers or their heirs and successors, officials are quoted to say the trials took place in a different era and the studies in India "included defensive research...(and) supported those conducted in simulated conditions in the UK in a different environment".


At 1:52 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please post an article on this. Some girls told me they want to be a nun; I just warned them about this. Nobody believes me on this.

Just one church and 144 claims of Sexual Abuse! that too in america. Don't know what they do in India (esp tribal areas) where sex is a taboo.

At 1:57 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also post something on pseudo secular like these

At 8:27 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "nice things" that happen in communist country. This should be slapped on the face of CPI(M)

At 3:38 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting list tapped from Rediff's comment space:

by bandu bondu on Sep 10, 2007 04:57 PM | Hide replies

Lashkar-e-Omar (LeO)
Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM)
Harkat-ul-Ansar (HuA, presently known as Harkat-ul Mujahideen)
Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT)
Jaish-e-Mohammad Mujahideen E-Tanzeem (JeM)
Harkat-ul Mujahideen (HuM, previously known as Harkat-ul-Ansar)
Al Badr
Jamait-ul-Mujahideen (JuM)
Lashkar-e-Jabbar (LeJ)
Al Barq
Al Jehad
Jammu & Kashir National Liberation Army
Peoples League
Muslim Janbaz Force
Kashmir Jehad Force
Al Jehad Force (combines Muslim Janbaz Force and Kashmir Jehad Force)
Al Umar Mujahideen
Islami Jamaat-e-Tulba
Jammu & Kashmir Students Liberation Front
Islamic Students League
Tehrik-e-Nifaz-e-Fiqar Jafaria
Al Mustafa Liberation Fighters
Muslim Mujahideen
Al Mujahid Force
Islami Inquilabi Mahaz
Mutahida Jehad Council
Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF


At 10:17 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At that time Britons were well known for keeping slaves. Whole "indigo farming" was all about slavery.

I will say it is the fault of the bigot Mohandas Gandhi.

You should re-write this article by attributing Duratma Gandhi's role in this whole affair.

At 3:31 pm, Blogger Pradeep said...

Kohinoor's origin and ownership is doubt full.

And forget history but here in India there are several small industries which are experimenting on human body or victimizing human body.

why are you not commenting on that?

At 4:38 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is worth covering

At 4:39 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again Rahul Gandhi n gang rape

At 4:57 pm, Blogger Harsh Vardhan said...

Pradeep, there is nothing doubtful about the origin and ownership of the Kohinoor diamond.

It was mined out of Golconda diamond mines in India. Golconda mines in India were the only source of diamonds in the WHOLE WORLD till very recently.

And what experiments are you talking about?


At 6:20 am, Blogger Anuraag Sanghi said...

A few people in scientific experiments are small change. After all what is a "brown life" worth?

Between Churchill, Montagu Norman and various other partners in crime, the British killed at least 40 lakh people through an economic massacre. You can see more of this economic engineering at



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