This refers to the Supreme Court’s ruling on students’ elections (Supreme Court rules, September 23). This is a good initiative, but the question is: how are the authorities going to monitor whether donations from political parties to students’ bodies have stopped? Conducting an election with a mere Rs 5,000 is an impossible task, but if this order is implemented, we will witness a very different picture in next year’s elections.
Delhi deserves better
The remarks of the Dutch diplomat (Dutch diplomat drops mask, curses Delhi, September 22) hurt, but should spur us to take a deep look inwards and acknowledge the truth. This unique and historical city has not received the care it deserves. We need administrators who are properly qualified and maintain high standards of professionalism to take our city to its rightful place in the community of the great cities of the world.
This is apropos of the report DD’s Urdu channel yet to take off (September 25). While making telecast of the Urdu channel mandatory for cable operators may be helpful, why is the channel not being telecast on the DTH (FTA) service like all regional language channels? It is unfair to blame cable operators when Doordarshan itself is giving the channel a step-motherly treatment.
The concern voiced by the Congress top brass regarding the danger in equating Muslims with terrorists is justified. Any terror attack anywhere in the country is directly or indirectly attributed to Muslims, even without elementary investigation. Indian Muslims are viewed with suspicion, distrust and hatred in their own homeland. This is creating a generation of angry young Muslims who feel discriminated against in all walks of life. It is the duty of the Centre to initiate confidence-building measures between the Muslim community and the security agencies so as to make Muslims feel at home.
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