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india Updated: Feb 01, 2013 21:42 IST

Rehman Malik should learn how to mind his own business
Vinod Sharma in Not a minor matter (February 1) rightly points out that Pakistan's interior minister Rehman Malik has a habit of putting his foot in his mouth. His unsolicited comments on Shah Rukh Khan are in bad taste. Shah Rukh Khan has done a good job of making it clear that he is proud to be an Indian and that he doesn't need Malik's help for his security. We hope that Malik has learned to mind his own business.
Jagdish Saluja, via email

Not giving women their due
In his article Only half our story (Incidentally, January 26), Gopalkrishna Gandhi presents an accurate account of the status of women in Indian society. Though several women actively participated in the freedom struggle, people know about the sacrifices of only a few of them. The same holds true for the wives of male politicians, whose contribution towards nation-building or the success of their respective husbands is rarely made public. The writer rightly states that if Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan's wife Prabhavati had been alive when Emergency was declared, perhaps his response to the political situation at the time would have been different.
Naina Agarwal, via email

Hitting the nail on the head
Shreyas Navare's cartoon Big Deal (January 26) in which Tuktuk wonders if there could be a weapon to provide security to women is mind-boggling. Justice JS Verma Commission has let the nation down by not recommending the death penalty for all the accused in the Delhi gang rape case. The State is yet to formulate and implement new strategies to safeguard women. Navare hits the nail on the head with his cartoon.
P Kaur, via email