In his article Everybody loves a victim (December 11) Neelesh Misra rightly says that NGOs in our country are no better than others. But it is the responsibility of the government to rehabilitate the victims of disasters. Why is it that even after years of the carnage, nobody has been punished? People who speak to the media about their deeds should prove that they were actually involved.
Neelesh Misra’s analysis is biased and misleading. NGOs don’t victimise the Muslims in Gujarat by asking for justice, which is a duty of every citizen irrespective of anybody’s religion. It is cheap for the media to say that those whose dear ones were killed don’t want to bring the criminals to justice or don’t care anymore. Many people are still trying to recover from the riots and NGOs provide valuable rehabilitation to the victims.
Arming the innocent
Apropos of the report Class 8 kids shoot classmate in school (December 12), the incident is a culmination of parental neglect and an indifferent society. Fast changing life-styles and relationship patterns in society make the youth vulnerable to violent activities. The media and cinema play no less a part by portraying violence at every turn.
It is shocking that young boys bring guns to school and shoot their colleagues. The possession of firearms by parents induce children to acquire and use them. The authorities must enforce strict laws while issuing gun licences to anyone.
No parking signs
Apropos of the report Careful, check where you park your car (Dec. 8), the drive to check unauthorised parking of vehicles is illogical. Why should the Delhi police ask the public to check the authenticity of a parking lot or a receipt? The MCD should ensure that no contractor misleads the people by issuing fake receipts for unauthorised parking.