Discrimination faced by Mumbaikars...

If the housing societies in Mumbai (Bombay) are only meant for families (married couples), then the government of Maharashtra should make marriage compulsory in the state/city.
Or else the government should tell its citizens where will Unmarried, Divorcees, Bachelors, Spinsters live in the city of skyscrapers or is Bombay only for those who have families.
This is one of the greatest mental blocks of Mumbaikars, who otherwise want to bask in the FALSE HALO of Cosmopolitanism.
This disease (of not giving apartments to Bachelors, Muslims, etc on rent) is specially prevalent in housing societies where the Gujaratis, Marathis and North Indians (to some extent) abound; while the rest of the population is more or less okay with the concept.
The government of Maharashtra should take this matter seriously and devise laws to eradicate this malice ASAP, so that BOMBAY (and its suburbs) becomes free of discrimination based on Marital Status, Religion, etc. Or else the Honourable Supreme Court of India should step in, and give directions to the state or central governments -- so that the fundamental rights of its citizens enshrined in the constitution of India is not violated.

Friday, June 07, 2013

Twist to Cybercity dispute
Kochi: In a twist to the Cybercity controversy, a top official of the Housing Development and Infrastructure Limited (HDIL) on Thursday clarified that there was no move to sell the land intended for the mega IT project.

“We sought joint promoters for the project. There is no outright sale of the land intended,” K.V. John, the project manager of Cybercity told a private TV channel.

The 70 acres of HMT land at Kalamassery was bought by Blue Star Realtors Private Limited, a subsidiary of HDIL, which proposed to invest around Rs2,300 crore to set up a state-of-the-art IT park in 2008.

But an advertisement in newspapers recently said that company was putting up the land for sale. The clarification by the top official, in Mumbai, added to the controversy as officials in Kochi refused to confirm it.

Meanwhile, Opposition Leader V.S. Achuthanandan threatened to move the court if the company went ahead with the sale plan. “It amounted to cheating the people,” he told media persons in Aluva.

It may be recalled that a section in the CPM, supporting the then chief minister Achuthanandan, had expressed displeasure over the allotment of HMT land for the project which promised to create 60,000 jobs.

Courtesy: The Asian Age