School of shame
Teachers have been known to shape the characters of the students in their care. Many have set phenomenal benchmarks like S Radhakrishnan.india Updated: Sep 04, 2007 23:12 IST
With reference to the editorial Many lessons to learn (September 3), what is incomprehensible is how such activities can continue without any of the affected parties protesting. A foolproof surveillance system must be introduced in all schools to ensure that there are no opportunities for staff to engage in illegal activities.
RL Pathak, Delhi
Teachers have been known to shape the characters of the students in their care. Many have set phenomenal benchmarks like S Radhakrishnan. But the sting operation in a Delhi school has moved the ground below my feet. The accused teacher has shamed and let down the entire teaching community. Such people deserve the harshest punishment possible.
Prashant Malaiyya, Vellore
An ordinary schoolteacher cannot be audacious enough to run a prostitution racket without the backing of bigwigs. Sooner or later, she will find protection in her very links with officials in the education department.
Ujjal Dutta, Delhi
Way to go
The report Visible change in Kashmir (September 4) on Janmashtami celebrations in Srinagar after 18 years with separatist leader Shabir Shah made interesting reading. The state government’s efforts to make this possible must be appreciated. It is time to take up the matter of the thousands of displaced Kashmiri pandits.
Subhash Agrawal, Delhi
Pankaj Vohra in Poll countdown begins (September 3), has rightly assessed that the 14-member committee to review implications of the Hyde Act will bring about only temporary truce. The Left and the BJP will be well-advised to stop opposing the nuclear deal. Vote-bank politics on this issue and fresh elections will make matters only worse for these parties.
Shanti Bhushan, Noida
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