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.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Schools, Church, Panchayats Demand Resumption of Mining in Goa[Editor: Resumption of mining in Goa, will be a boon for the Western India Shipyard Ltd (Rs.3.05), apart from the general mining and shipping (and ports) sectors]
Panaji, Thursday, June 12, 2014: Various institutions in Goa's mining belt, including a church and a school, have appealed Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to resume mining in the state for accelerating the economic activity.
Several representations were sent to Parrikar last week by village panchayats, a school, transport contractors and a church, claiming that besides economic slowdown, the developmental works which were taken by mining firms as a part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) have also ceased.
Gananath English High School, an institution at Nirancal village, 70 kms away from Panaji, has told the Chief Minister that they are finding it difficult to get required number of students as many families have migrated in search of alternate employment, since the closure of mining industry.
"The children of those who were employed in the mining industry have left the school. This is having an impact on our new admissions. This is also a situation with the schools in the areas of Usgao, Tisk, Codli, Kothambi and Panchawadi," the letter signed by school headmaster Girish Tendulkar reads.
"Generally the strength in our school and also of similar other institutions in rural areas is low and now it has become much less. Some schools are not even meeting the minimum strength required to run a school and are on the verge of closure," he said.
Fr Savio Viegas, Parish Priest of Immaculate Conception Church in Dabal village, in a representation to Parrikar has requested for resumption of mining.
"I on behalf of the church committee and the villagers, request you to renew the mining lease of Codli Mine belonging to Sesa Sterlite and start mining operations at the earliest so that the sufferings of people of this village shall stop and our village and its constituents shall start earning and thrive as in the past," he has said.
Fr Viegas has said that the CSR initiative by mining firms was helpful for the church and a school run by it.
"The mining companies always give a helping hand to the villagers around. They have been a great support for our church and also to Immaculate Conception School at Dabhal," he said.
Courtesy: Zee News