This has reference to the report Army can do without women (June 17). The claim that the army does not need women is sexist. The armed forces need to correct their mindset. Also, if women can be deployed on combat duty in armies abroad, there is no reason why they shouldn’t in India.
The army needs to be sensitised on gender issues so that women are treated on an equal footing.
Protest at your own risk
Union Health Minister A. Ramadoss’s action in removing three of the AIIMS director’s aides from their posts reeks of revenge. It is clear that anti-reservation protesters are being targeted. In this great democracy of ours, if you protest, you get punished.
It is unfortunate that Pakistan has opposed Shashi Tharoor’s nomination for the UN Secretary General’s post. Pakistan should understand that if India and Pakistan work together, they can progress faster.
Starved of attention
The malnutrition cases reported from Mumbai highlight the state government’s negligent attitude. In spite of clear directions by the Supreme Court to ensure food security, irregularities continue in the implementation of various schemes. Even when complaints are made, the authorities do not redress these. The court should haul up the authorities concerned for civil contempt.
Ronald L. Rebello
A few days ago, the Hindustan Times Poll asked whether we felt safe with Delhi Police. The news story Refused by police, rape victim gets help from court (June 16) seems to answer this question adequately.
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