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Arjun Singh has succeeded in dividing the student community into general and reserved categories the way VP Singh did. The number of institutes has remained static despite the growing number of students. But nobody bothers.

india Updated: Apr 12, 2006 00:10 IST

HRD Minister Arjun Singh has succeeded in dividing the student community into general and reserved categories the same way V.P. Singh did in the Nineties. Nobody’s bothered about the fact that in spite of the growing population of students, the number of institutes has remained static. Where are the many institutes that the government promised would be upgraded to IIT standards?

Rakesh Kumar
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Fixing quota in IIMs, IITs for OBCs will bring down the academic standard, because the quota-worthy do not receive wholesome school education and are unable to cope with the high standards at these institutes. Had B.R. Ambedkar pursued a doctoral degree under a quota, supported by the then government? No. The policies that pamper people of a particular section must be stopped and the entire quota system should be abolished.

Imtyaz Ahmad

Insensitive governance

The Victoria Park fire in Meerut is a grim reminder of India’s poor infrastructure. Why were fire tenders not ready near the trade fair? If precautionary measures had been taken at the site, loss of innocent lives and property could have been averted.

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Unruly rule

The Delhi government’s proposal that cars will be registered only on production of a parking facility certificate is ridiculous. It’s the same with the demolitions. The government first allows things to get out of control and then slaps a new rule to turn the situation. This pattern of governance clearly doesn’t work.

SK Nair

The poor will remain so

This has reference to the report Narmada verdict by Thursday (April 11). One hopes that the PM will take into consideration the report on the rehabilitation of those affected by the Sardar Sarovar Dam. By filing a case of attempted suicide against social activist Medha Patkar, the government shows its disregard for the helpless people and their leader.

Shadaan Alam

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