Biased against the poor
Bhaskar Ghose?s article Deconstructing Delhiites (April 25) highlighted the stark differences between two groups of people residing in the same city.india Updated: Apr 27, 2006 01:47 IST
Bhaskar Ghose’s article Deconstructing Delhiites (April 25) highlighted the stark differences between two groups of people residing in the same city. Both the media and politicians focus on the posh areas while the other set of people, the slum-dwellers’ traumas, are neglected. Demolition at 1 MG Road makes big news while slum fires and evictions find no mention.
Vikram Sood in Hands of clay (April 26) doesn’t take into account the role played by immigrants in the US economy’s growth. Unlike in China, the immigrants who arrived in America have contributed a lot in the progress of the US. This is an ongoing process and the US continues to be an attraction for talented people. The US has an edge over China in its multicultural facet.
How many times has former prime minister V.P. Singh announced his retirement from active political life and how many times has he broken his promise? He should now devote his time to his painting and stop playing divisive games on the basis of caste and religion.
Rajesh K Ranga
Crisis not over
The seven-party alliance accepting the king’s offer to restore Parliament by renaming Girija Prasad Koirala as the prime minister is no permanent solution to Nepal’s problem (Peace returns to Nepal, April 26). Any formula that fails to bring the Maoists into the democratic process is temporary.
Political parties in the Himalayan kingdom have missed a golden opportunity in not getting the king to forsake his right to dismiss the prime minister.
Subhash C Agrawal
King Gyanendra was against the demand of the people but under public and global pressure he has had to restore democracy in the country. If the king really wants people’s welfare, he must follow the democratic path till the nation heals itself.
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