Both AAP and BJP had initially claimed credits for initiating steps to regularise 1,734 illegal colonies in Delhi. However as elections drew near, the ruling party laid greater emphasis on its performance in health, education and women’s safety. The BJP’s plan to leverage the issue also came a cropper.
Bangalore University is all set to open up an exclusive hostel facility for female students from the north-eastern states. Delhi is also likely to follow soon. These hostels will create a safe space for the students who have historically borne the brunt of casual as well as violent racial prejudice, but do they really want safety at the cost of mainstreaming?