arjun singh wants to give the whole country to the christists and mohammedans on a platter.
and the entire political class supported him in that constitutional amendment, including the bjp. are these people stupid or do they have a death-wish?
large-scale discrimination against hindus is considered normal and appropriate.
this is pathetic.
all these people deserve to be lined up and shot. like shakespeare said, "first kill the lawyers".
i think -- not that i wish it on people, because i remember eachara warrier's case -- that these petty tyrannies by politicians will eventually lead to a military coup in india. (not only that, but the fact that the maoists are openly being feted and encouraged by the UPA: this must chagrin the armed forces no end. first it was mohammedan terrorists being fed biriyani, now it is chinese-funded terrorists being protected by the likes of samuel reddy in andhra pradesh.)
military dictatorship is not going to be pleasant at all, for tyrants in khaki are at least as bad as tyrants in khadi. but it may be inevitable, for the men in khaki are suffering too much and at least in the beginning, the people will welcome a change of pace from the usual suspects. but then generals are very difficult to dislodge.
india has the very worst politicians in the world. i can only think of *one* current politician whom i can respect, and he's not really a politician: arun shourie. everybody else is a turd of greater or lesser magnitude.
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|Apartheid in reverse|
|In all of last year, the NCMEI, which is empowered to over-ride official objections to 'No Objection Cetificates' for setting up of minority educational institutions and facilitate their affiliation to universities, received a paltry 380 applications. So, what explains the huge jump in the number of people eager to set up minority educational institutions between 2005 and the first three months of 2006? Since the demand for education among minority communities, desirable as it may be, could not have quadrupled in three months, we must look for the real reason in the trickery perpetrated on the nation by the UPA Government, notably Congress leader and Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh, in the form of the January amendment to the Constitution imposing quotas for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes on all educational institutions, barring those that flaunt the 'minority' tag. |
|When this particularly obnoxious Constitution amendment Bill was being debated in Parliament, several enlightened MPs had drawn Government's attention to the proposed law's inherent flaw: By keeping minority educational institutions outside the purview of quotas, the UPA regime was not only indulging in vote-bank politics but also inflicting enormous damage to non-minority private schools and colleges besides denying them their rightful autonomy. These and other objections were steam-rolled by the practitioners of crude caste and communal politics. With the Congress and others who subscribe to its pernicious politics sowing the proverbial dragon's teeth, the nation will now have to reap a bitter harvest. |
|As the sudden rush of applications to the NCMEI shows, it makes better sense - business and otherwise - to set up 'minority' educational institutions in the private sector. After all, schools and colleges set up by Christian or Muslim associations will not have to carry the burden of caste quotas totalling up to 49.5 per cent. Moreover, with the NCMEI hugely empowered by the latest amendment which, coincidentally, was also pushed through in January, virtually all official checks and balances to ensure quality control and adherence to minimum standards have been done away with. |
|Even basements can now qualify as 'schools' and 'colleges'; officials in the Union and State Governments who dare raise objections or universities that refuse to provide affiliation unless basic requirements are met will be forced to beat a retreat by the NCMEI. But no such relaxation of rules will apply to institutions set up by Hindu organisations or associations - not only will they have to carry the can for the Congress's folly but also run from pillar to post for sanction and affiliation. |
|The outrageous policy of forcing quotas on private educational institutions amounts to disincentivising non-minority schools and colleges even as minority institutions prosper due to their unfair advantage. It is nothing but gross discrimination against Hindus and a perversion of republican ideals. Indeed, what we are witnessing is the emergence of apartheid in reverse and the birth of tyranny of minority communities. |