EDITORIAL

Plain Talk, but…

Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has been revealing information after information on the sorry state of affairs in the education sector of Assam. He was, most significantly, on record to say that Assam has over 2,700 single-teacher lower primary schools. These schools are mostly in rural areas where poverty and backwardness are the routine facts of life.

It is good that Mr Sarma has bared all things out. But the question is what he has in his mind to elimite such rot. If he has any, he should spell it out.
Seema Acharya,
Tezpur.
 
A Burning Issue
Recently, Bangladesh President Md Hamid Ansari made a two-day visit to Assam and Meghalaya. His first stop-over was in Guwahati when he talked with Assam Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal. Here, I would like to mention some pertinent points. It is Bangladesh which is Assam’s most serious headache because of the influx of its tiols into our territory by illegal  means. Here, they mage to get ration cards, bank accounts, enroll in voters list and even after detected and declared as foreigners by foreigners tribuls, they first hide themselves and then try backdoor tactics for registering themselves in the NRC being updated as per media reports. Further, Bangladeshi tiols in Assam are responsible for most of the crimes taking place including highway dacoity and rape.They have also encroached upon reserve forests including the famous Kaziranga as well as some xatra land. It was a golden opportunity for the Chief Minister, Assam to have informed all these things to the President then and there, and to take appropriate action by taking back the Bangladeshi tiols from Assam. But he missed it. I would like to request the Chief Minister of Assam  to render his best efforts to solve this burning issue.
Putul Sarma,
Bamgaon, Biswath Chariali.
 
Cricket  Affairs
The way cricket is happening as far as Team Australia is concerned, baffles me. Australia has been such a brilliant team. When I was in Class X, I remember how the likes of Allan Border and David Boom played. They were champions of the game. But with the recent controversy rocking Team Australia, the glory of the past is no more. Can this glory be regained?
Ratul Barman,
rengi, Guwahati.