With reference to KumKum Dasgupta’s article Going for the burn (March 4), it’s perplexing as to why the Delhi government is flouting rules on the issue of incineration of waste. Some parts of Europe, Japan and Singapore were among the first nations to use the incineration technique. Today, we have technologies to treat smoke from incineration plants before it’s released in the air. There’s nothing wrong with incineration as long as it’s done properly.
GP Upadhyaya, Delhi
Misreading between the lines
The report Pak minister critical of blasphemy law assassinated (March 3) shows that Pakistan is succumbing to extremists, who, in the name of religion, are breaking the law and getting away with it. Islam doesn’t encourage its followers to kill people. In fact it preaches tolerance, mercy, and forgiveness. But some people misinterpret it and use their skewed views to justify their barbaric acts.
Sahir Ansari Rafi, Mumbai
Selflessness is the keyword
The Congress should be happy with the DMK’s decision to pull out of the UPA (DMK leaves Cong stranded, March 6). It’s bad politics to have allies who have selfish interests. Let’s hope that in the next general elections only those parties, which want to sincerely work for the masses and have a vision for India, are voted to power.
Vinod Tyagi, Delhi
It’s time to move on
This refers to the report I accept responsibility for Thomas fiasco: PM (March 5). Since the Supreme Court verdict has reiterated that the government can’t act at will, the issue should now be put to rest and both the UPA and the Opposition should move on.
MC Joshi, Lucknow