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letters@hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times
March 04, 2012
First Published: 23:38 IST(4/3/2012)
Last Updated: 23:40 IST(4/3/2012)

The NCW is nothing more than a commission of errors
With reference to Lalita Panicker's article It's just a kitty party (March 1), it is true that the National Commission for Women (NCW) hasn't done any meaningful work in all these years. The commission is rarely seen debating the issues that affect women in general and women in India in particular. And now the NCW head has started an unwarranted controversy with her remark on why women should not feel offended if someone calls them 'sexy'. The commission was set up with a noble intent, but it is yet to prove itself worthy of the cause.
PK Srivastava, via email

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The NCW's composition, powers and functions need an urgent review to enable it to cope with the increasing cases of crimes against women in India. In the past one month, over a dozen rape cases have been reported in West Bengal alone. But the NCW has not taken note of the problem yet.
Ramesh Sinha, Gurgaon

Taking the law in their own hands
This refers to the report Delhi cop kills 66-yr-old over water (March 1). It is shameful that the custodians of law have turned into barbarians. Suspending the policeman is not enough. He should be punished so severely that it sets a precedent for every policeman in the country.
Gayatri Gahlaut, via email

The Mahatma's walking tall
The editorial Jesus also loves him (The Pundit, March 1) rightly suggests that Mahatma Gandhi's teachings are relevant even in the 21st century. They continue to inspire people from all walks of life and across the globe. No matter the religious significance of the ceremony in Utah or what prompted the authorities there to conduct the baptism, it is ultimately a compliment to Gandhiji.
GN Prasad, via email


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