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Gender bender

india Updated: Dec 27, 2006 23:56 IST

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The decision of the National Commission for Women not to seek gender-neutral adultery laws is deplorable. According to the NCW, a woman involved in an illicit relationship is a victim and not the author of the crime. Any woman who commits adultery violates the sanctity of a marriage. Such an offence cannot be condoned.

Jayajit Dash, Dhenkanal

False allegations

The US invaded Iraq alleging that Saddam Hussein had stockpiles of WMDs in his arsenal, but the whole world is still waiting to see the evidence. In the process, it has killed many innocent Iraqis and ruined their cities. It won’t be surprising to see it invading Iran too on the false pretext that they are developing nuclear weapons. The UNSC sanctions are the first step towards this. The US is behaving like a global hooligan threatening any nation which does not bow to its dictates.

Sandeep Ghiya, Mumbai

Crass consulates

This has reference to the report Vayalar Ravi nips NRI dual passport dream (December 21). The services at the consulate offices are pathetic. There may be a few efficient people, but what is the use? One of the reasons NRIs wanted dual citizenship was so that they wouldn’t have to face those in the consulate offices who try to put people off rather than solve their problems.

We are ambassadors of our country and these consulate offices must know how to interact with their own people.

Love Nagpaul, Australia


No matter how many more consulates the Indian government opens, until the attitude, efficiency and professionalism of the consulate staff improves, nothing is going to change as far as India’s image abroad is concerned. I live in Canada and you won’t believe the way Indian consulates work here. If we do not value our own people, how do you expect a foreigner to do so?

Mani Nair, via e-mail

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