With reference to the editorial Breach of security (April 26), the arrest of top IPS officers from Gujarat and the earlier arrest of Daya Nayak, an encounter specialist from Mumbai, brings to mind several incidents involving innocent people. It is possible that many were victims of unscrupulous officers. The government must appoint an inquiry committee to look into these encounters.
It is no surprise that in a system of political governance that places great faith in its bureaucracy and where political leadership is more opportunistic than idealistic, custodial death and fake encounters take place. How can we take pride in our nation where the guiding principle seems to be that might is right?
The story on the MPs involvement in human trafficking clearly shows that this is a well-planned racket. But as each case comes to light, the culprits will become more careful. The State can’t afford to sit back and let poor people be exploited by such sharks.
Apropos of the report UPA allies to take quota call (April 26), OBC reservations will worsen caste-based discrimination. OBCs will be further categorised and even singled out for ridicule. Besides, with reservations, on one hand, and increasing opportunities to study abroad on the other, general category students will be lost to foreign universities. This will create a massive brain-drain.
India has embarked upon qualitative, efficient, cost-effective management in the country and abroad. Instead of playing reservation politics, the government should open more schools, colleges, both technical and management, and make admissions much easier.