Apropos of the editorial Divide and ruin (November 28), it is disgraceful for the people of a civilised country to strip a lady and assault her in full public view. It is all the more shameful coming as it does from the people of Assam who are known to respect women. Raising a voice for one’s right in a democratic country must be seen in a positive manner. People must follow the norms of human rights by exercising tolerance and respect the feelings of each individual.
SD Sahay, Delhi
It was disgusting to see a tribal woman being stripped and made to run in public in Guwahati. It is a shame on the part of the media that instead of lending a helping hand, they were busy in taking her photographs and calling it breaking news. It is time the electronic media mended their ways and came to the rescue of such distressed persons. They should not forget their duty towards society and must not bring shame upon themselves and the entire media.
SP Sharma, Mumbai
The Nandigram violence is a fall-out of appeasement and vote-bank politics. All parties, particularly the CPI(M) and the Congress, expect to get a huge chunk of votes through flattery. It is embarrassing to watch how the police and Rapid Action Force were made to look like a bunch of cowards. Even the CPI(M) cadres, famous for bringing the Nandigram victory to the party, could quell the disturbance in no time. The state government should learn a lesson from such condemnable acts and protect the interests of the common man.
Tusar Kanti Kar, Howrah
Alex Holland in Racism, in a class of its own (November 28) was interesting since only a person who has stayed in London could shed light on the complex problem of racism. The writer exposed something that’s little talked-about like the fact that the poor suburban population in England is racist. It is prudent not to target the whole British population whenever some nasty case of racism surfaces.
Vimal Joshi, via e-mail