With reference to the editorial In choppy waters (September 13), a lot of noise has been generated over the Sethusamudram canal.india Updated: Sep 17, 2007 00:22 IST
With reference to the editorial In choppy waters (September 13), a lot of noise has been generated over the Sethusamudram canal. Though the project has got official clearance, the proposed canal joining the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait would cause enormous ecological imbalance, leading to marine pollution, with devastating effect on aquatic life. The government should proceed with caution, not because of the agitation by the VHP and the BJP, but because of national and environmental concerns.
Raktim Baruah, Delhi
Apropos of Rajdeep Sardesai’s article Media’s mediators (September 13), while sting operations have become part of investigative journalism, in the name of outsourcing, the hidden camera cannot be given to everyone who knows how to operate it. The channels who aired the stinking operation owe an apology to the victim and the teaching community for character assassination.
N Nagarajan, Secunderabad
The latest incident of a mob killing 10 alleged robbers in Bihar is a sad reflection of the deteriorating law and order situation in the country. This is the culmination of frustration when people do not get succour from law enforcement agencies and the judiciary, and feel the process is more favourable to criminals than victims. There is a need for introspection to weed out the factors that lead to this malaise.
OP Tandon, via e-mail
Jyotiraditya Scindia in his article N-powering India (September 12) quotes outsiders to say the nuclear deal is good for India. He turns a blind eye to the fact that the government wants to push through a deal in defiance of the majority opinion in Parliament.
K Shankar, Delhi
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