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runs off it. intention or political will to embark upon such a massive exercise of consensus building which Modi and especially Jaitley undertook. let us explore to what extent Congress’s claim is true — that the BJP has shown utter hypocrisy in championing a bill that it had bitterly opposed when not in power. On repeated calls of councillors,casteless society? But caste in this country has never needed props So ingrained is caste in our collective consciousness that even a Dalit who converts to Christianity or Islam or Sikhism to escape the tyranny of caste continues to be hobbled by his social origins For those like you who believe that we need to move beyond castethe details of atrocities committed against SC/STs given in Parliament by then Home Minister P Chidambaram in August 2010should be an eye opener According to home ministry estimatesthe year-wise number of atrocities (murderrapekidnapping and arson) was: 26665 in 2006; 29825 in 2007; and 33365 in 2008 During the debatethe home minister narrated the deeply disturbing incident of Dalits of an entire village being driven out by the other villagers It required the Centres intervention to persuade (force) the village elders to allow the victims to return to their homes He added that other cases may not have had such a happy ending In 21st century Indiait is not only untouchability and violence that afflicts the Dalitbut also inequality in schoolingemployment and income When there is such inhuman treatment of Dalitsit is outrageous that sections of society subscribe to the view that even the woefully inadequate avenues of opportunity provided for Dalits through reservation in government jobs are divisive and affect nation-building Let me remind you that where there is no equality and justicethere can never be common citizenship How can helping disadvantaged students gain access to higher education not be a good thing Ifas you saysuch affirmative action has led to increased conflicts and ghettoisation in universitiesthe only conclusion that can be drawn is that our institutions of higher learning have failed in their duty of refining sensibilities and fighting prejudice After allthe ultimate test of an educated man is whether he has overcome prejudice and hatred It is ridiculous to think that by dumping reservationa higher form of justice and citizenship will emerge The current debate on reservation in promotions in government has glossed over the fact that for several decades nowthere has been earmarked reservation in promotion to various grades in the Group C and Group D jobs in government It is essentially at the Group A level that there is no reservation in promotion But now that Parliament is planning a constitutional amendment to provide reservation for Dalits across the boardthe governing elite is up in arms In the bureaucracydecision-making is concentrated at the higher echelonswhere there is hardly any Dalit representation This is in keeping with the centuries-old practice of the privileged classes ensuring that the dispossessed remain unfit for anything but the lowest jobs You have suggested that access to primary education and the churning and mobility generated by economic growth will create conditions for real equality of opportunity Do you seriously believe that with robust economic upsurgethe bastions of privilege will open their doors to Dalits That has not happened in the last two decades of rapid economic advancement In a nation where the rich are getting richer and the poor poorerthe state has the duty to evolve policies that promote inclusion and rectify the inequities in the system Reservation in promotions is a critical plank in the search for justice and equality Abdul Khaliq The writera former civil servantis secretary-general of Lok Janshakti Party For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Silverstone | Updated: July 15 2017 7:49 pm Lewis Hamilton has won British Grand Prix four times (Source: Reuters) Top News Lewis Hamilton took pole position for his home British Grand Prix for the third year in a row on Saturday with a sensational lap that left him one step away from Michael Schumacher’s Formula One record Hamilton’s championship-leading Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel who has a 20-point advantage after nine of 20 races qualified third The Mercedes driver was half a second quicker than Ferrari’s second placed Kimi Raikkonen and his time of one minute 26600 seconds was so outrageously quick there were gasps before the crowd erupted “I always try to leave the best to last” the Briton told retired champion Jenson Button in post-qualifying interviews on the grid “I had to make sure I got that lap in I couldn’t do it last weekend (in Austria) so I made sure I could here” Hamilton still faced a nervous wait after race stewards announced they were investigating an incident involving French driver Romain Grosjean who complained he had been blocked earlier in the session They swiftly decided to take no further action The Briton’s mastery of a damp but drying track lit up an overcast afternoon and the pole was the 67th of his career sixth of the season and gave him every chance of equalling Schumacher’s record 68 before the August break The triple world champion has won the last three British Grands Prix and can equal the late Jim Clark’s feat of four home wins in a row and five in total on Sunday Saturday ensured he has already matched Clark’s 50-year-old record of five British Grand Prix pole positions “I feel amazing in front of a great crowd like this I hope you liked the lap” Hamilton told the grandstands full of cheering fans “I generally like it to be dry but I like it when the conditions are tricky” Hamilton’s Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas winner in Austria was fourth fastest but has a five-place penalty following a gearbox change That promoted Red Bull’s Dutch teenager Max Verstappen who has suffered five retirements in the last seven races to the second row Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg and his former Force India team mate Sergio Perez filled the third row There was good news for beleaguered McLaren who raised a cheer when Fernando Alonso made the most of improving conditions to set the fastest time in the first phase of qualifying with Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne qualifying ninth That was the first time he had outqualified Alonso who has a 30-place grid penalty and will move up a place thanks to Bottas’s drop Australian Daniel Ricciardo a winner in Azerbaijan in June will join Alonso at the rear after a gearbox penalty followed by the car halting on track in the first phase and bringing out the red flags For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Updated: July 11 2017 2:39 pm Dominic Solanke seals Liverpool Move after contract with Chelsea expired (Source: Twitter) Top News England youth international striker Dominic Solanke has completed his move to Premier League side Liverpool after his contract with champions Chelsea expired the Merseyside club have said The 19-year-old who was a part of Chelsea’s youth academy since 2004 scored four goals during England’s under-20 World Cup triumph in June and was named Player of the Tournament Solanke made just one senior appearance for Chelsea in 2014 and was loaned out to Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem for the 2015-16 campaign Liverpool did not specify the length of Solanke’s contract or the fee for the teenager “It feels amazing and everyone has made me feel welcome already” Solanke told the club’s website (wwwliverpoolfccom) “Even just pulling on the training top I was over the moon Hopefully I can put on the shirt in the near future and make some good history here” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Khaled Ahmed | Published: August 13 2015 12:00 am Why shouldn’t Hamid be the commander of the Islamic force after having fought in Afghanistan (Illustration by: C R Sasikumar) Top News Nobody knows what the truth is but one Pakistani Zaid Hamid is said to have been nabbed in Saudi Arabia during a minor pilgrimage and condemned to eight years in jail and 1000 lashes — bunched in weekly instalments — for badmouthing the kingdom of Saudi Arabia If you go on the internet the man is “Syed Zaid Zaman Hamid founding president of an internationally recognised threat analysis consultancy and defence think tank Brass Tacks” He was once popular on TV talk shows in Pakistan and had quite a following appearing in military fatigues — his father was in the army — under a red cap and giving good tidings about a forthcoming battle (ghazva) against infidel India He spouted sharia — lambasting the West and its borrowed curse democracy — the political masala that sells in all Muslim societies these days He added another fundamentalist but stupid arrow to his quiver — monarchy is un-Islamic No surprise that with his ghazva theme he soon attracted followers When I was going to Bangladesh for a peace conference with the South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) in 2009 a flight bursar of the PIA told me proudly that the entire flight staff were followers of Hamid Later Hamid went to court against the SAFMA under Article 6 for treason punishable by death accusing it of being an agent of India Cult status urges overreach (There are three national political leaders in Pakistan with a cult following who have overreached and are in trouble) Hamid had his own spiritual guru Yusuf whom people soon called Yusuf Kazzab (super liar) after he overreached in a funny way He claimed to be the Prophet Muhammad PBUH himself and was killed in prison by an outraged fellow prisoner Charisma is finally nothing but a bit of self-dramatisation for the benefit of low minds longing for a chastiser False prophet Yusuf had named Hamid his “companion” and renamed him Abubakr (Leaders of Boko Haram in Nigeria and of the Islamic State sport the same name) Hamid ramped up his rhetoric and announced that Prophet Muhammad PBUH had declared war (ghazva) on Hind (India) and “it will come to pass that Bharat will be trounced and enslaved according to sharia if Hindus don’t repent and embrace Islam” And why shouldn’t Hamid be the commander of the Islamic force after having fought nine years against the Russians in Afghanistan He is thus another piece of the fallout from Pakistan’s unlucky Afghan war Pakistan’s ex-ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani wrote to explain why the terrorists thought India had to be defeated: In one version of the Hadith attributed to Thawban a freed slave of the Prophet Muhammad “The Messenger of Allah said: ‘there are two groups of my Ummah whom Allah will free from the Fire: The group that invades Hind and the group that will be with Isa bin Maryam (Christ) peace be upon him’” One might then ask why we are killing Christians in Pakistan The irony takes over as usual The caliphate of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called the Islamic State has announced its various provinces including one named Khurasan which is explained as comprising Iran Afghanistan and Pakistan As Hamid cools his heels in a Saudi prison it is not India but Khurasan that is under threat from the true caliphate of Islam In fact the caliphate has formed its avant garde in the Namangan province of Afghanistan right next to the Pakistan border The Pakistan army fighting the Islamic army of warlord Mangal Bagh in the Khyber Agency of Pakistan has driven Mangal Bagh out to Namangan as an ally of the caliphate Pakistan as Khurasan risks being destroyed by Al Baghdadi who — judging by his practice in Syria — will kill all the men and take all Pakistani women as his concubines Soon however Hamid tangled with the jihadi seminaries of Karachi because of his self-inflating hubris thus trespassing on turf that was never his The banned magazine of the Sipah Sahaba the monthly Paigham Khatme Nubawwat (March 2012) wrote that Hamid was the continuation of the mission of “False Prophet Yusuf” who hid after the death of Yusuf then appeared on TV talking in such a way that people took him to be connected with the spooks When Karachi’s Maulana Saeed Jalalpuri became critical of him he was mysteriously killed The most powerful seminary Binoria put out a fatwa of apostasy against Hamid Hamid had to go underground given the seminary’s murderous outreach All terrorists claim the “ghazva” against India but end up assaulting Pakistan Warlord Fazlullah of Swat announced it but killed scores of innocent Pakistanis before running off to Afghanistan In September 2014 al-Qaeda boss Ayman al-Zawahiri formed al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) But the same month the AQIS fell upon the Pakistan navy instead of India trying to hijack the frigate PNS Zulfiqar in Karachi It said the aim was to “liberate” Indian Muslims from Hindus but Pakistan came in first as India’s “doorstep” The Pakistani press says “As per the Saudi law Zaid Hamid is set to be publicly lashed 50 times a week for 20 weeks” This punishment is too severe for what was essentially an act of exaggeration to please Muslims too dense to comprehend what was happening in the world and to them Like everyone else he thought he must first begin by cursing the Muslims before tackling the non-believers and ended up offending the Saudi kingdom Long before the advent of the sanguinary Abu Bakrs of Iraq and Nigeria violence was mostly verbal Pakistani politicians too used anger as a device of arousal little realising that bloodshed may follow their rhetoric But it comes easy as the states they wish to run have mostly become economically unviable The avoidance of war may benefit the economy but their “corrective” anger simply does not allow peace to prevail The writer is consulting editor ‘Newsweek Pakistan’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: July 3 2013 1:17 am Related News Newly-appointed BJP Mumbai president Ashish Shelar has sought a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe pothole repair and desilting of nallahs in the city Rather than an audit on the quality of pothole repaira performance based review of road contractors would be a more effective way to tackle the nexus between the civic administration and contractors?rightly.

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