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No place to go

The editorial Development and people (April 1) rightly diagnosed the flip side of development.

india Updated: Apr 04, 2006 02:06 IST
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The editorial Development and people (April 1) rightly diagnosed the flip side of development. Whether it is rural or urban development, the adversely affected people belonging to the ‘other India’ are left to fend for themselves.

The few resettlement colonies of slum-dwellers are cesspools of revolting filth. The authorities have shown no desire to treat them like human beings. Egalitarian feelings are in permanent absence among our politicians and bureaucrats.

Mathew Panamkat
via e-mail

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I do not agree that there are different nuances of development. One can’t associate misery with development as mentioned in the editorial. The general characteristic of a development project is to improve overall quality of life of the people, not push for mass displacement.
Rashid Parvez Khan
Ranchi

Jaded system

The report Bharti Yadav still long way off (March 28) is a sad reflection on immigration systems in India and Britain. This slow process can let a Stateless person escape deportation to her home country and thus avoid deposing as the key witness in a murder trial.

Amit Das
Delhi

Helping the child

Apropos of the editorial Seeking adult help (March 29), the law should spur speedier registration and quicker follow-ups to act as a deterrent. But in the proposed Bill, only sexual assault has been defined.

The police can’t register a case of rape of a minor under the IPC if rape isn’t defined. This needs attention before the Bill is introduced in Parliament.

D.R. Ratra
Ranchi

Youngest IIM

Apropos of the report of the IIMs hiking their fees, IIM Kozhikode is not the ‘youngest IIM’, as reported. It was established in 1997, one year before IIM Indore.

A. Chakraverty
Kozhikode

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