Bela Bhatia and Jean Dreze in Rang de basti (May 7) have spoken eloquently on our working class, which lives in the slums. In the name of the Master Plan, the government is ignoring the fact that they are taking away the shelter of thousands of workers who cannot afford rented homes. Before giving the green signal for the demolition drive, the government should arrange alternative shelters for slum-dwellers.
Floored by the court
With reference to the report SC hammer on 3rd floor dreams (May 7), Delhi does not have enough water, electricity, parking space or garbage collection facilities.
The apex court should not allow mixed land-use of roads. In many residential areas, hoardings have been put up and new commercial constructions have come up in recent times. The court should issue directions to remove all such hoardings.
It is disgusting that out of the two pages earmarked for sports (May 6), one full page has been given to cricket when there are no matches in progress. Sadly, not a single word has been written about the ongoing Sultan Azlan Shah Cup for men’s hockey, in which the Indian team is playing.
When are we going to stop pampering cricket and give a bit of importance to other sports?
Think before saying
Sheila Dikshit should be provided with the data of the top taxpayers of Bihar, UP and other states. Sadly, her statement about Biharis and people from UP is merely an attempt to cover up her failure to provide basic amenities to people in Delhi.
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