The report Master Plan changes rescue markets (September 8) reflects victory of the power of money and further destruction of Delhi.india Updated: Sep 11, 2006 01:09 IST
The report Master Plan changes rescue markets (September 8) reflects victory of the power of money and further destruction of Delhi. It is also evidence of a conflict between the judiciary and the executive. The changes have been announced keeping in view the coming MCD elections in Delhi.
The discrimination in commercialisation of residential properties in different categories is probably due to powerful RWAs’ influence. Policy-makers should understand that land-use and transportation, water, electricity and sanitation are interdependent and inter-connected.
The government has not acted judiciously by introducing changes in the Master Plan; these are not in the interest of sustainable development of the capital.
The MCD’s decision to seal hazardous and polluting units from residential colonies has been supported by residents. Immediate sealing of these units is fully justified as they cause chaos and health hazards.
Pallabi Jaan, Delhi
Left’s dual game
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has decided to talk to General Pervez Musharraf at Havana under pressure from the Left parties and the US. Pakistan keeps fomenting trouble in India, yet the Leftists want to continue a dialogue. It is the Left’s policy to play a dual game. India must frame a clear-cut policy on Pakistan and sustain it even if the government changes.
Trial sans favour
It is a matter of consolation that the National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognisance of the murder of Prof. Harbhajan Singh Sabharwal in Ujjain. It will be in the interest of justice if investigations in this case are carried out by the CBI and the trial is held outside Madhya Pradesh.
Paramjit S. Kochar,via e-mail
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