Cornered in the capital
The report SC will not budge, traders furious (November 7), demonstrates clearly the pitiable situation in Delhi. Instead of seeing reason and being driven only by selfish interests, Delhi traders are holding the public to ransom. But they no longer have the sympathy of the general public. The traders will be better-advised to follow the court’s verdict. In being unreasonable, they are only playing into politicians’ hands.
The current situation is a direct fallout of the excessive corruption in the executive and the legislature. People should learn to value the power of their vote if democratic institutions are to be protected. It is the vicious cycle of buying voters, who in turn seek favours from politicians, that has brought the capital to a halt.
Missing the point
Apropos of the article The Islam game (November 7), it is a pity for HT to allow itself to be used as a platform for glorifying a particular religion. Why has the writer not admitted that Islam believes in conversion unlike Hinduism and Judaism? Reeling off a list of sportspersons who have converted to Islam is irrelevant.
Crime at its worst
The report Cabbies who killed 26 people (November 7) is spine-chilling. These are not crimes of passion, but cold-blooded murders. The justice machinery should waste no time in awarding the highest level of punishment which may serve as a deterrent to others.
Strength to the youth
The increase in cases of suicide of young students is alarming. We must identify what is causing the stress, apart from a stressful exam system, for India needs strong minds. We can’t afford to let our youth be weak and depressed.
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