A fare hike won’t stop auto drivers from fleecing people
The increase in auto and taxi fares in Delhi is not in line with the recent hike in the CNG rates. The problem lies with the government’s failure to enforce discipline among taxi and auto drivers. They are rude, dishonest and refuse to abide by the law. Can the government now promise people that the revised fares will stop autowallahs from shortchanging commuters? Instead of teaching foreign languages to auto-drivers ahead of the Commonwealth Games, the authorities should first teach them mannerisms.
M.K. Mahindru, Delhi
A really unkind cut
The references made to eunuchs in the editorial Happy clappy brigade (The Pundit, June 22) were derogatory and in bad taste. Our society has always been unkind to eunuchs. They are despised and ridiculed by people for no fault of theirs. This forces them to beg for survival and live like pariahs. Let us show some consideration towards eunuchs and treat them with respect.
Animesh Raj, Patna
Killing all shreds of humanity
The merciless killing of innocents over the past two months in the name of ‘honour’ brings to light the hypocrisy of Indian society (‘honour’ kills one more, June 23). On the one hand we take pride in legalising homosexuality and simplifying the adoption process. But, on the other, we are eager to kill even our children to ‘preserve’ family honour. Such orthodoxy will hamper national growth. We must strengthen law and order in areas where honour killing are rampant.
Vinita Nayyar, via email
Cast in a bigoted mould
The report Seraiki school of terror (June 20) confirms that Pakistan is the epicentre of terrorism. Over 40,000 madrasas are brainwashing young minds by making them develop hatred towards non-Islamicists. They pose threat to the entire world.
R.J. Khurana, Bhopal