Mere tokenism : The Tribune India


Apropos of the article ‘What it’s to be outnumbered’, it’s an irony that the person who coined the phrase pseudo-secularism is now sidelined and rendered irrelevant by the very occasion he nurtured. The narrative that almost all neighborhood was tyrannised by the minorities has been gaining foreign money and resulted within the BJP turning into the dominant occasion. The bid to impose the ‘Hindi, Hindu, Hindustan’ template is certain to fail due to the sheer variety of India. Having a Dalit, tribal or Muslim President is mere tokenism and doesn’t remedy something. It’s higher to empower these communities.


To be a minority

Consult with ‘What it’s to be outnumbered’; based on the Structure, the federal government is dedicated to the rights of Dalits, tribals and minorities to make sure their security and safety. If minorities are left behind within the areas of training or employment alternatives, and monetary inclusion, they’re given help. For the curiosity of minorities, coverage formulation, planning, coordination, analysis and regulatory framework and growth programmes have to be promoted.

Sikandar Bansal, Shimla

State of faculties

Consult with ‘Workers crunch, 3 lecturers for 350…’; the sorry state of our authorities colleges, wrestling with acute employees crunch, particularly in rural areas, reveals how these colleges are combating a shedding battle because of the apathetic angle of these on the helm. The rundown situation of our training system has adversely impacted careers of teeming hundreds of thousands of training seekers. The situation of a majority of faculties in different elements of the nation is not any totally different, which raises severe considerations. The federal government must take an pressing name on state-run colleges in order that nobody is denied the appropriate to training. It’s now or by no means as college students have already suffered because of the Covid pandemic.

RAMESH Ok DHIMAN, Chandigarh

Privatisation not resolution

Apropos of ‘Tread rigorously on privatisation of banks’, the function performed by PSBs in taking banking to uncovered areas and uncared for sections of society is praiseworthy. Monetary inclusion, which has been applied primarily by PSBs, needs to be taken past simply opening of Jan Dhan accounts and offering insurance coverage cowl and pension by social safety schemes by offering inexpensive credit score to the huge excluded part of the economic system. The banking system, particularly PSBs, not too long ago witnessed stress which has roots within the lack of governance because of the overlapping regulatory function of the GoI with the RBI. Danger evaluation skills must be enhanced by ability constructing/upskilling of current financial institution employees and recruiting specialised employees within the areas of IT, threat administration (credit score threat, market threat) and financial analysis. Enhancing effectivity through competitors amongst PSBs and personal banks, checks on overlapping regulatory function of presidency functionaries in PSBs and capacity-building of employees, as per the current wants of the sector, and aspirations of the shoppers appears to be like to be a greater resolution quite than going for privatisation.

KB Singh, Ludhiana

Crack in unity

The Individuals’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) had signed a joint decision in 2019 to oppose the Centre’s resolution on the abrogation of Article 370. Consisting of 5 political outfits, it has been opposing the insurance policies of the Centre, moreover hinting that it could contest the Meeting elections collectively. However the sudden announcement of the Nationwide Convention (NC) that the occasion would contest all seats by itself has given a jolt to Opposition unity, at a time when J&Ok is approaching elections. The NC, the most important occasion of J&Ok, must rethink working collectively and the PAGD ought to struggle the elections unitedly for peace, tranquility and total growth of J&Ok.

SK Khosla, Chandigarh

One other one falls

Consult with ‘Bid to stifle media’, many individuals regarded NDTV as the one channel in India that has actively taken a essential stand on lots of the ruling authorities’s insurance policies and functioned to determine a balanced view in information reporting. The acquisition of NDTV by the billionaire conglomerate, recognized for its tilt in direction of the ruling occasion, is the final nail within the coffin of India’s impartial journalism.

Balbir Singh Kakkar, Jalandhar

Harsh punishment

Consult with ‘Missile probe’; the punishment given to the officers appears very harsh. The missile was fired by chance and because of the lacunae within the obtainable SOPs. Such punishments are given solely to troopers as a result of they can’t open their mouth, agitate or protest below the Armed Forces Act. The authorities ought to evaluation the order to keep up the morale of troopers.

Wg Cdr Jasbir S Minhas (retd), Mohali

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