Kashmiri politicians misleading the youth of the state
Jagmohan’s article Change for whose sake? (September 10) was thought provoking. Finally, someone has shown the courage to say that the demand for autonomy, which is being used by the Kashmiri politicians for their own selfish needs, is wrong. The politicians, as the author correctly pointed out, are misleading the youth of the state. The government should listen to the real demands of the people of the state that are no different from the demands of the youth in other parts of the country.
Midazolam Alparazolam, via email
The ongoing upheaval in Kashmir is a handiwork of those politicians whom the people voted out in the last elections (Hold fast and keep the faith, Our Take, September 13). To avenge their defeat, they are inciting the youth against the government. Instead of revoking the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, both state and central governments should clamp down hard on the miscreants.
Onkar Nath Saxena, Noida
Caste census a wrong move
The government’s decision to carry out a caste census will cost taxpayers a mammoth R2,200 crore (Let’s make this count, Our Take, September 11). Such an exercise is undemocratic and will promote disunity among communities. The UPA should carefully weigh the pros and cons and reconsider its decision if needed.
Janaki Narayanan, via email
PSU bankers deserve more
With reference to the editorial Banking on them (The Pundit, September 10), public sector bank employees cater to the banking needs of the poor, sometimes with inadequate resources and in miserable working conditions. The RBI’s proposal to hike their salaries should be implemented at the earliest.
Kumar Ritesh, Patna