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Creating unemployment

india Updated: Oct 02, 2006 00:43 IST
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This refers to the report To retire or not, teachers in fix (September 29). The decision to raise the retirement age for teachers is objectionable. There is no justification for doing so when there are so many jobless teachers. The government must correct this anomaly.

H Khurshid, via e-mail

Demolishing dreams

This has reference to Dipankar Gupta’s article Is this the master plan? (September 27). He states that the demolitions ordered by the court are haphazard. He forgets that the court had given the MCD enough time to act, but it did not do so.

Amit Nagpal, Delhi


The government seems unconcerned about the plight of people who have been deprived of employment by the sealing activities. India must devise a mechanism to ensure jobs in the event of prolonged unemployment. Also, can these displaced people ever dream of buying a commercial property in government-approved locations, where the rates are high?

Vinod Sharma, Faridabad

Power to forge peace

Apropos of the editorial Good semantics (September 29), powerful nations usually dictate terms in global affairs. India must strive to become a global power both economically and politically. Only then can we hope
for peaceful relations with our neighbours. Had we been more powerful, our neighbours would not have dared as critical of us as they are today.

Naval Langa, Ahmedabad

Unwanted Hair

It is disappointing that ICC has failed to punish umpire Darrell Hair, whose decisions, particularly against Asian cricket teams, have been controversial. All those teams affected by Hair’s unfair decisions should demand action to be taken against him.

Subhash Agrawal, Delhi

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