The Supreme Court’s judgment on OBC reservation is welcome. While our system has yet to provide primary education, a constitutional right, to one and all, politicians are foolish enough to endorse 27 per cent quota for OBCs in higher education. The Supreme Court has rightly pointed out the fallacy of this act.
The apex court’s decision comes as a welcome sign for all who work hard to get into institutions like IITs and IIMs. This will work in favour of meritorious students. This is a lesson for the government to refrain from making laws that may hamper the careers of deserving students.
No two ways about it
Apropos of Rapists find way to get off hook (April 1), I read with disbelief the Delhi High Court’s decision to let a rapist, Manoj Kumar, off the hook when he offered to marry his victim. Has the largest democracy in the world been reduced to such grotesque aberrations of justice? The court commits an even bigger crime in sentencing the poor girl to spend the rest of her life with such a beast.
Using a marriage proposal from the rapist, lawyers are trying to loosen the noose around his neck. Rapists should be convicted and given rigorous punishment.
Shame on us
The editorial The predators among us (March 31), makes me hang my head in shame. Moral values have to be developed from childhood, the mother being the first teacher.