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With reference to the report HC directs UP govt to clear tracks of Jat protestors (March 19), the ongoing agitation by Jats demanding reservation is nothing but part of a malignancy that has been allowed to spread since Partition.

india Updated: Mar 21, 2011 22:32 IST

Holding up road and rail traffic is disrupting society as a whole
With reference to the report HC directs UP govt to clear tracks of Jat protestors (March 19), the ongoing agitation by Jats demanding reservation is nothing but part of a malignancy that has been allowed to spread since Partition. India has been ruined in the name of secularism and social justice while equality in the eyes of the State has become a casualty. All acts of the minorities, no matter how disruptive, are condoned by our so-called progressives. No wonder, our rail and road traffic are hostage to protests by sundry groups.
Jai Prakash Gupta, Ambala

Commission without omission
This refers to MV Ramana and Suvrat Raju's article React on reactors (March 18). The Fukushima tragedy has important lessons for India. We don't need nuclear power to propel growth and should look beyond this option to address our energy deficit. |If we need nuclear power, we must review the safety measures in our power plants and enforce stringent regulations. Before commissioning new reactors, quake safety and reactor designing should be assessed by experts.
RK Malhotra, Delhi

Selling a cleaner polity
With reference to the report WikiLeaks revives cash-for-vote charge, (March 18), Parliament has witnessed a furore over the WikiLeaks disclosure about a cash-for-vote deal by the Congress to save the UPA 1 government. The only way to root out the practice of purchasing the support of smaller parties is either by giving a clear majority to a single party or through amendments that make horse-trading impossible.
MC Joshi, Lucknow