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india Updated: Apr 28, 2013 22:32 IST
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A skewed sex ratio can only result in skewed societal norms

Samar Halarnkar in India’s bare branches (Maha Bharat, April 25) raises a pertinent point that increased cases of crimes against women are the result of the adverse male-female ratio.

More and more stringent laws are being enacted but crimes against women are on the rise. If mindless sex determination tests are not stopped, the situation will worsen. A society that aspires to have more men will never have respect for the worth of the girl child and will continue to treat her badly.

Ashok Goswami, Mumbai

A state where frauds flourish

With reference to the report Saradha bares TMC crack+s (April 26), thousands of people have been duped of their hard-earned money by the Kolkata-based Saradha group of companies floated by Sudipta Sen with the blessings of some politicians.

It is a matter of concern that despite regulators like the RBI, the Sebi and other government agencies, tricksters seem to have a free run of the state. Scams of such huge proportions cannot take place without the protection of politicians.

Chander Prakash, via email

The dragon’s spitting fire at us

The editorial Know where to draw the line (Our Take, April 25) naively tries to beli-ttle the implications of China’s bellicosity by arguing that none of the areas bordering China are of strategic concern.

It reminds me of Jawaharlal Nehru’s argument that ‘not a blade of grass grows in the areas captured by the Chinese’. Why would China take such steps when it wants good relations with India? As BRICS members both nations should solve this issue peacefully.

Kumar Anand, Delhi

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