TAMIL NADU

Off the mark

The vociferous demand for a Central enactment to overcome the situation created by the Supreme Court verdict abolishing reservation in private, unaided colleges is largely off the mark. Even if a law incorporating the loud wishes of the politicians is passed, what would be its fate when challenged before the Court is anybody's guess.

It would be better for the parties to hammer out a solution satisfying the aspirations of the student community.

R.K. Menon, Tripunithura, Kerala

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The interpretation of reservation may not be in tune with what many of our Parliament and Legislative Assembly members consider just. But is it reason enough to amend the law?

Is it proper to react so emotionally to an issue just because the Supreme Court ruling is unpalatable to a lot of us?

S. Muthukumaran, Chennai

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All political parties are finally united on an issue — reservation in private, unaided colleges. Should we rejoice at this unity? After all, all of them seem to be raising their voices for the under privileged.

But then peer pressure, fear of political fallout and performance in the next elections seem to be the reasons for this unity, rather than ideology.

Neelakandan Rajesh, Sunnyvale, California

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It is absurd to brawl over the verdict. Instead, it is essential to introduce a stringent check to make the self-financing professional colleges account for the fee they charge. The government's obligation to extend education to the underprivileged cannot be the basis for it to encroach upon the rights of unaided private institutions.

P. Sreejith, Kochi, Kerala

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