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Surprising survey

india Updated: Nov 16, 2006 23:35 IST

The survey ‘6 of 10 Delhiites against sealing’ (November 16) wasn’t a true representation. Going through the survey, it is impossible to jump to this conclusion  based on the responses of only 1000 respondents. It is indeed true that two diametrically opposite results can be extracted from the same public opinion poll. Should the survey not have included questions such as whether it is inconvenient to park because of commercialisation? Or whether the law of the land should be upheld at all?

K Nandakumar, Delhi

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The survey clearly shows that a rethink is required on the sealing process as most Delhiites oppose it. The media have supported the sealing drive all these months. Maybe it’s time for them to eat crow.

Vikas Rishi, Delhi

Where’s the news?

It is futile to publish reports that say the police are on the job in trying to rescue 3-year-old Anant Gupta. That is their job. Why don’t the media report on the laxity of security guards, the accountability of private security agencies and the complacency of the police in maintaining law and order?

Charvi Sharma, Noida

Dogma truths

The article War against dogmas (November 15) is an excellent analysis of the strained relations between Islam and the West. The US has played a pivotal role in breeding anti-West feelings among Muslims. Its lack of action, in word or deed, when Israel attacked Lebanon didn’t help. Dialogue is needed where listening to the other’s point of view is as important as airing one’s own.

Salman Zafar, Roorkee

Strengthen the base

Madhur Singh in Nice guns, but the butter? (November 15) has ably pointed to the lapses in government spending. The security of a nation will improve in drastic measure if more people were given a decent life.

A Joseph, via e-mail

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