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Desis Give It Back To UK Media For Calling India ‘Former British Colony’ In A Report

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SEPTEMBER 4, 2022

The British colonised India some 164 years back and ruled us until we got our independence in the year 1947. India struggled to build its economy on its own after that and 75 years later, it has left behind the UK to become the fifth biggest world economy, while the UK stands at the sixth position globally, according to a report released by Bloomberg UK.

While reporting this news, the prestigious media house of the UK apparently couldn’t find a better word to describe India and settled with calling it a ‘former British colony’. In a tweet, it wrote, “Britain drops behind India to become the world’s sixth largest economy.

It further wrote, “The former British colony jumped past the UK in the final three months of 2021 to become the fifth-biggest economy.”

Was it because after all these years, the UK still sees India as its former colony and nothing else or was it to draw the comparison of the two country’s financial positions, we are not sure. However, the choice of words didn’t sit well with the Indians who gave it back to the media saying that it should be rephrased.

Here is how they responded.

Many also mentioned that this is how UK media, especially Bloomberg UK has always been referring to India as, in their reports.

The report suggests that the Indian economy is forecast to grow more than 7% this year. It also states that a decade ago India stood at the 11th position while the UK was at fifth, according to the report. It’s really a proud moment as an Indian for all of us.


Courtesy/Source: MensXP

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