Apropos of Vir Sanghvi’s Law bites into street flavours (Reflections, May 27) on Delhi’s street vendors, the authorities need to come out with a pragmatic solution so that these unfortunate people are not deprived of their livelihood. We have no right to take steps which will encroach on their basic human rights. People who are pushed to the edge by unemployment and poverty could become anti-social elements.
MM Goel, Kurukshetra
Vir Sanghvi exposes the reality of judicial activism when courts are interfering in people's daily lives. Corrupt MCD officials and policemen are responsible for allowing roadside food carts to come up in the first place. If the courts are to take care of everything in the country, then instead of increasing seats in the MCD, the number of judges in higher courts should have been increased because the courts are running the administration rather than elected bodies.
Subhash Agrawal, Delhi
The zeal to ban fresh, hot food from being sold on the streets is inexplicable. If health standards are to be maintained, then one should start with public urinals, railway platforms and the corridors and stairways of government offices.
Naval Langa, Ahmedabad
No longer rooted
Neha Tara Mehta’s article Green warriors (Focus, May 27) will hopefully motivate people to act in the cause of preserving greenery. But one wonders what will happen to those trees that will soon face the axe to make way for so many government projects? It is said that they are going to be replanted. But how many of them are going to survive this?
Charu Bhatnagar, Delhi
RM Patwardhan’s Ghazals and grandeur (Radio days, May 27) which appeared on Nehru’s death anniversary day was a lovely tribute to music maestro Madan Mohan. The term ‘Top ten songs’ is a complete misnomer since it lists only 10 songs of Madanji as ‘top’, but all his songs are masterpieces. The long list fails to include Lata’s Agar mujse mohabbat hai and Rafi’s Main nigahen tere chehere se from the film Aap ki Parchhaiian. All his songs had meaningful lyrics. Madan Mohan deserves a prominent place in the musical arena along with Naushad and SD Burman.
K Venkataraman, Delhi
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