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Mistaking education for intelligence: Why the SC order barring illiterates from contesting polls is jarring

Dec 11, 2015

Mistaking education for intelligence: Why the SC order barring illiterates from contesting polls is jarring

The Supreme Court upheld the law enacted by the Haryana government barring people without education from contesting panchayat polls in the state. On the face of it, everything is right about what the court said and it is in sync with the way most educated Indians think. It might appear mischievous to point out that the courts conclusion that illiterate people cannot make the difference between right and wrong is downright snobbish. #CriticalPoint #Supreme Court of India #Haryana government #illiteracy #intelligence #SC/ST #Education
Corporate houses should help eradicate illiteracy: President Pranab Mukherjee

Sep 08, 2014

Corporate houses should help eradicate illiteracy: President Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday asked the private sector, especially the corporate houses, to contribute towards eradicating illiteracy in India. #Pranab Mukherjee #UN #TheySaidIt #UNESCO #President #illiteracy #corporates #Private sector #International Literacy Day #India
India has over a million children out of school: UNESCO report

Jun 27, 2014

India has over a million children out of school: UNESCO report

India, Indonesia and Pakistan each have more than a million children out of school, according to a UN report. #Numbers #Pakistan #Indonesia #UNESCO #children #illiteracy #UNESCO report #Irina Bokova #World #India #Education
Illiteracy costs India over $53 bn a year report

Apr 11, 2012

Illiteracy costs India over $53 bn a year report

The report said illiterate people earn 30-42 percent less than their literate counterparts. #NewsTracker #Poverty #illiteracy #World Literacy Trust
Data on Tihar inmates shows poverty, illiteracy and crime linked

Feb 01, 2012

Data on Tihar inmates shows poverty, illiteracy and crime linked

Poverty and crime are linked to each other as statistics from Asia's largest jail Tihar Prisons reveal that 92 per cent of the prisoners lodged there are from the lower income strata of society. #Social Issues #NewsTracker #Poverty #Tihar jail #illiteracy