Punish AI employees who participated in the strike
This refers to the news report Court breaks Air India strike; 17 employees are sacked, (May 27). After the Mangalore air tragedy, it was irresponsible behaviour on the part of the AI employees to go on a flash strike. The strike not only caused unnecessary problems for the passengers but also damaged the carrier’s image. The guilty employees must be punished.
Madhu Agrawal, Delhi
It is shocking to hear UPA ministers blaming the pilots of AI 737-800 for the mishap in Mangalore even though the inquiry is yet to be over. But why are the same leaders not talking about the fact that the runway did not conform to standards prescribed by authorities like the Directorate General of Civil Aviation) the National Building Code of India, and the Ministry of Civil Aviation?
S. Aspari, Bangalore
Caste-based census is politics
The RSS has rightly said that a caste-based census is against the idea of a casteless society envisaged by the great secular leaders of the country like Babasaheb Ambedkar. This is not secularism but one more votebank-motivated gimmick. I also fail to understand why these ‘secular’ politicians and parties support all minority and OBC reservation policies but always block the Women’s Reservation Bill.
Hansraj Bhat, Mumbai
Corruption is a way of life
This refers to Samar Halarnkar’s piece The gravy train (May 27). India is a strange country where corruption seems to have become a way of life. There’s not one thing related to the government that can be done without bribing officials. For India to become a true democracy, it first needs to get rid of corruption, which will only happen if there is equality in our society.
Bal Govind, Noida