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The protest by medical students against the HRD Minister?s proposal is an appropriate one. By introducing reservations, he is dividing them by not allowing them to compete with other candidates on a merit basis.

india Updated: Apr 28, 2006 23:59 IST

The protest by medical students against the HRD Minister’s proposal is an appropriate one. By introducing reservations, he is dividing them by not allowing them to compete with other candidates on a merit basis. The government should help poor meritorious students who cannot afford costly technical education for want of money, irrespective of community or caste.

SYED ADIL MEHDI
Delhi

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Medical students really don’t know how to protest. Rather than take out angry processions, all they need to do is to have their medical associations around the country announce that any politician who supports reservations in medical colleges will henceforth only be treated or operated by a doctor who has benefited from the quota system.

G KARUNAKARAN
Noida

Improve the system

apropos of the editorial Wheat from the chaff (April 25), there is no warning of monsoon failure to justify import of large amounts of wheat. There is a large stock of wheat rotting in the open for want of proper care. A few years ago, thousands of tonnes of wheat were declared unfit for human consumption and destroyed. Why has no one bothered to maintain the quality of grains in godowns? We need proper storage, not import.

HL DHAWAN
via e-mail

Dubious character

The prospect of Crown Prince Paras succeeding to the throne is an unstated
deterrent to the survival of the monarchy in Nepal (Paras tried to stop king’s surrender, April 27). In fact, one of the lesser mentioned factors is the public disgust with the monarchy. The best that the king can expect is to be able to stay the rest of his life in the palace.

Bishan Sahai
via e-mail

Defending a socialite

In his write-up Biased against Bina (April 22), Khushwant Singh tried to defend Bina Ramani. Singh should know that serving liquor in a restaurant without a valid licence cannot be dismissed as a trivial matter. Any violation of law is a grave matter regardless of the social profile of the violator.

KS Dhillon
Bhopal

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