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Gurgaon: ‘Cannot blame migrants for deteriorating law & order’

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Gurgaon, July 07, 2013
First Published: 00:53 IST(7/7/2013) | Last Updated: 00:56 IST(7/7/2013)

Huda administrator Praveen Kumar said that migrants are an inseparable part of Gurgaon as they are involved in different kinds of development projects. “Why would they come here if Gurgaon did not offer opportunities to them? They are the building blocks of the city’s growth and infrastructure must be developed keeping their needs in mind as well,” said Praveen Kumar. He said, “We must try to improve law and order situation in the city rather than blame the migrants.”

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Experts share his opinion when it comes to the larger role which the authorities can play. “It is very easy to blame the lower socio-economic class. It is a harsh fact that migrants lack a sense of belongingness, which leads to increase in crimes and misuse of infrastructure. This is where the administration must play a role to keep a check on such offences,” says Professor Shahnaz Parveen.

She explains that there are two types of migrations — short and long-term. Gurgaon has been witnessing heavy influx of population since the last 10 years, which cannot be categorised under the long term.

However, she adds that with the amount of employment that the city is generating, today’s migrants are likely to become tomorrow’s citizens of Gurgaon.


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