Starting with their raid of the Jehanabad jail to them attacking every symbol symbol of authority, Naxal terror has increased in frequency and in ferocity.india Updated: Apr 05, 2006 02:50 IST
Starting with their raid of the Jehanabad jail to them attacking every symbol symbol of authority, Naxal terror in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa, AP and Karnataka has increased in frequency and in ferocity.
Yet the home ministry, responsible for curbing the menace, has done nothing beyond holding meetings with police chiefs. Promises of support to the forces and state governments have not been kept. The State has failed to launch a concerted operation to subdue the Naxals, not to speak of eliminating the problem. The Naxal issue, if not arrested immediately, will become bigger than the Kashmir terrorism issue.
The furore over the wardrobe malfunctions at Lakme India Fashion Week is quite deplorable. The media projects it as needless sensationalism, being guilty themselves of adding to the furore. Yet, no one has bothered about the poor models who had to face this uncomfortable situation. Kudos to the models for keeping their presence of mind, and displaying true professionalism.
One fails to understand the hype surrounding LIFW 2006. The clothes were unrealistic, lacked creativity. Even in terms of business, it wasn’t worth the hype. As for the wardrobe malfunctions, there was no need for news channels and newspapers to make an issue of it. After all, models wear skimpier clothes and in lingerie shows, next to nothing. At the end of the day, it created publicity for the show.
AMJAD K. MARUF
Get it going
The time has come to tackle the issue of perjury head on (Eliminating hostility, April 4). The government must quickly act on the recommendations of the Law Commission’s report, even if the system devised is not foolproof. It will still be an improvement of the judicial machinery as it stands today.
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