1) Won’t allow extremism on Indian soil
What is the purpose behind renaming Mughalsarai Junction to Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction? Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath formally unveiled the renamed station’s plaque. Shah termed the moment as “historic”. Piyush said that it’s a matter of pride like they have achieved all the aims they came into power for! What does BJP want to say to the nation that it is BJP’s Vikas that they were blabbering about last four years? Does BJP want to deliver to the message that they will eradicate all the signs of Mughals just because they are Muslims?
And how ironical this is that they coloured the station with saffron to express their narrow mentality and Hindutva ideology but they waved the green flag to start the train. If they have such hatred regarding Muslims they should have used a saffron flag.
Stop spreading the hatred and violence between Muslims and Hindus. We are brothers. We are sons of one mother. We won’t let your extremism nourish on the Indian soil. I hope that nation will cast their votes in 2019 on the basis of progress and not on religion or cast. And we all know that how much they have developed the country within four years by imposing Demonetisation and GST.
– Ismail Ansari
2) ‘No Knowledge’ is better than ‘wrong information’!
Not one or two but 27 errors, both factual and spelling mistakes, in Maharashtra’s Balbharti textbooks has put the state education board to shame. Editing is the key to any publication and any material on education should be checked and verified before printing as ‘No knowledge’ is better than ‘wrong information’. We are today living in the digital and web age where information can be updated at the press of a button and books today have become obsolete as well as outdated. Education should be considered as an investment and every child should be provided with a computer to keep pace with what’s happening around him in the field of education as well as the world.
Reforms in the field of education are the need of the hour. The focus should shift from theoretical knowledge to practicality so that students passing out from various fields fit into professions in which they have gained experience and knowledge. Counselling too is the need of the hour which will help students choose careers of their skills, talent, and interest! Teachers too should upgrade their knowledge regularly as today we live in a world where changes keep happening at regular intervals!
3) Enough is enough!
Life for Indians has become terrible after Narendra Modi has become the Prime Minister. Never were the people of India suffering so much during the Congress regime. Narendra Modi has banned beef in the entire country. But what do we see now? Lynching on a large scale and that too every day. After the Gujarat riots in the year 2002, Modi was not even arrested and put behind the bars. In this riot, thousands of Muslims and Christians were killed and homes were burnt.
– Jubel D’Cruz
4) Give the respect he deserves
Despite the collegium intended Justice Joseph to be ranked senior to other two judges, and reiterated his name before recommending Justices Banerjee and Saran, the government altered Justice Joseph’s seniority. And that’s why some Supreme Court judges are upset and agitated by the way the government seemed to have overlooked that fact. They intended to meet Chief Justice of India Dipak Mishra to express dissatisfaction over the government altering. I condemn this mischief of government. Just because he does not live up to BJP’s ideology or religion, snatching his designation does not suit the government. I request Chief Justice Dipak Mishra and recommend bestowing upon him the seniority he deserves.
5) Trash talk
The business of clearing garbage is among the civic body’s key tasks. No one notices it if the job is well done, but a well-oiled system ensures that the city does not stink, literally, and that it does not turn into a den of diseases and infections. The BMC is doing yeomen service and it is a great tribute to our Municipal workers. Now, it is time to make sure that the city is clean and green to give the much-needed ambiance required for setting up a smart city. Smart city tag will bring cheers to the citizens of the country and we dream of becoming a place to behold in this world. Housing societies will have to play a key role in clearing Mumbai’s waste scenario. It is high time we pay heed to trash and the housing societies should have a weekly meeting to tide over trash matter.
– Nikhil Akhilesh
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)