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Ridiculous decision

The decision to quash the quota for Muslims in Aligarh Muslim University is unjust. Why should there be a problem with reservations that benefit the education of the minority community?

india Updated: Jan 10, 2006 03:09 IST
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The decision to quash the quota for Muslims in Aligarh Muslim University is unjust. Why should there be a problem with reservations that benefit the education of the minority community? I think people who take such decisions are not working for the interest of the country as a whole. How will India grow if steps to wards development and equality are blocked by hurdles.

Archana K. Sudheer

Delhi

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The judgment of the Allahabad High Court bench is shocking. However, we express our faith in the judicial system that held that “those students who have already taken admission in post-graduation medical courses under the quota will not be disturbed”.

We hope the government will come forward to preserve the university’s minority character that is related to the nation’s development.

Jasim Mohammad

Aligarh

Find some alternative

Traffic disruption due to religious processions is a serious problem faced by people living in an already overcrowded city (Festive spillover, January 6). It has been rightly suggested that people of all faiths and dispositions should take the lead to find out a formula that will restrict such religious processions or political rallies.

D.R. Ratra
Delhi

For the people

This refers to the editorial Hardly ever with you or for you (January 9). Police Commissioner K.K. Paul has said, “Rape can’t be prevented by police.” Perhaps he is right. But Paul should remember that with a vigilant police force, at least the menace can be minimised. Common people look up to the police for security, but if police officials are demoralised and don’t do their job, who will protect the citizens?

Shadaan Alam
Aligarh


Make strict rules

The Supreme Court decision to bar a French battleship from dumping toxic wastes in India is praiseworthy. Rules in such cases should be stringent. We should invent materials that bypass the very use of those that give out toxic wastes as by-products. Unless such environment-friendly products are made available, the disposal problem will continue.

Arjun Chaudhuri
Kolkata

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First Published: Jan 10, 2006 03:09 IST