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Tall tiger tales

With reference to the report Sariska gets 2nd chance with tigers (March 21), even after three decades of the launch of ‘Project Tiger’, tigers continue to dwindle despite tall claims.

india Updated: Mar 23, 2008 21:43 IST

With reference to the report Sariska gets 2nd chance with tigers (March 21), even after three decades of the launch of ‘Project Tiger’, tigers continue to dwindle despite tall claims. Who can forget the Sariska episode where forest officials were unable to spot even a single tiger? We must not forget that the tiger is not only our national animal but a living symbol of our national pride. It is our responsibility to protect this animal. Forest departments must use technology against poaching.
Ratan Sharga
via e-mail

Respect our feelings
Taslima Nasreen was given ample protection in India and it’s unfair for her to malign this country after moving out. She should have realised that Muslims constitute around 20 per cent of our population and it’s the government’s duty to safeguard the emotions of the community. The government was fair in its treatment to Taslima and if she expected much more, then moving out is the right thing for her.
Deepak Joshi
Mumbai

Delayed justice
It took nine long years for a court to deliver its verdict in the Shivani Bhatnagar murder case. The evidence presented in court left many in utter disbelief. Like the Nitish Katara and Jessica Lall murder trials, this also revealed the lacunae in the Indian judiciary. It is sad that victims and their relatives have to wait endlessly to see the guilty punished.
Md Ziyaullah Khan
Pune

Not a great idea
With reference to Abhishek Singhvi’s article An excellence idea (March 19), creating a Ministry of Excellence is not a good idea. In these days of global competition, all entities strive for achieving excellence in social as well as economic areas.
Robi Shom
via e-mail

A bad image
India’s image in the world forum has taken a beating. We do not keep a secular, open door for any citizen of the world to come, and speak fearlessly. The Dalai Lama is an example of this generation, and there are many others in history.
Samir Banerjee
Delhi