With reference to the editorial Playing HRD ball (April 23), the HRD Ministry has left admission-seekers in the lurch by directing IIMs to put on hold the admission process. Students who wait for the Supreme Court’s verdict on reservation to OBCs cannot seek admissions elsewhere, as the deadlines would have been over by then. At the same time, there’s no guarantee either that they would get admission in the IIMs.
The circular directing IIMs to keep on hold all admissions is strange. The argument given in the Supreme Court was that the proposed reservation for OBCs would not affect the general category of students. If so, there was no need to block the process and OBC admissions could have been made once the court cleared the matter. The court should stop the executive from wrecking the career of meritorious students.
Media hype unwarranted
Pankaj Vohra in Wedding guest, not the best (April 23) rightly states that the tamasha surrounding the Abhishek-Aishwarya marriage was to show to the world that the Bachchans are India’s No. 1 family. Amitabh apparently did not invite any of Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s literary friends.
Amitabh Bachchan gave us many unforgettable films, but now, he makes us sad. If out of faith you visit Tirupati, is it necessary to go in a plane? What is the need to donate so much money to a temple when income tax officers are chasing you?
Eyewitness, shy witness
The editorial True lies (April 24) truly highlights the temperament of key witnesses in high profile cases, be it the Jessica Lall murder or the Best Bakery case. With increasing instances of prime witnesses turning hostile, justice is delayed, making a mockery of our judiciary.
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