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In its judgment upholding the Haryana Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Act, 2015, the Indian Supreme Court on Thursday argued that "It is only education which gives a human being the power to discriminate between right and wrong, good and bad". With these words, the Court declined to strike down educational qualifications for candidates in Panchayat elections.
A former associate professor in philosophy recently wrote an irreverent e-mail to Valson Thampu, principal of St Stephen's College, criticising him for converting the Gandhi Study Circle into the Gandhi-Ambedkar Study Circle. In response, the principal stated: "I always gave you a long, very long rope, because of your psoriasis. Out of pity. But your psoriasis has spread to your mind..." My first response was to write to the principal, asking him to take a stroll through hell.