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Civilised, are we?

With reference to the editorial Beastly tales (January 3), we as citizens of the country must take up the responsibility of the heinous incident of molestation that happened in Mumbai.

india Updated: Jan 06, 2008 22:51 IST
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With reference to the editorial Beastly tales (January 3), we as citizens of the country must take up the responsibility of the heinous incident of molestation that happened in Mumbai, rather than sidelining it by saying that it is just a small fraction of the society that is immature. There was so much hue and cry about the Mumbai police’s inability in preventing the incident, but nobody questioned the attitude of the people standing at the site of incident. A civilised society is one that runs on self-control than on external compulsion.
Mayank Mathur
Pilani

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It is unfortunate that we have Police Commissioners like D.N. Jadhav who view the Mumbai outrage against the two women as a little thing that happens in every society. Such officers should be removed immediately from the job and be charged with the persons who molested the women on the New Year night.
RR Kishore
Faridabad

Martyred for a cause
While the world admires Benazir Bhutto’s martyrdom for democracy, the incident shows the men who were behind this act don’t have the courage to take on a woman who had the guts to challenge them. They have nowhere to hide from the ignominy of committing a historical perfidy that will haunt Pakistan.
Bapu Satyanrayana
Mysore

Umpiring woes
Apropos of the editorial Do we really need umpires? (January 4), Steve Bucknor did a bad job by declaring Andrew Symonds ‘not-out’. Though an umpire’s decision is the final decision, but if they continue to give wrong decisions, then the cricketers and the cricket-lovers will lose faith in them. Sachin Tendulkar has also been a victim of wrong decisions by the umpires.
Saket Saurav
Patna

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The decisions given by Bucknor indicate that his age is not allowing him to do the job with perfection. The ICC should take some action on wrong decisions made by umpires.
Yogesh Shrichandani
Bhopal