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This refers to the editorial A perilous existence (October 9).

india Updated: Oct 12, 2012 21:56 IST

Rape is not unique to Haryana or due to its poor sex ratio
This refers to the editorial A perilous existence (October 9). Though the recent spate of rape cases in Haryana has made people sit up and take notice of the issue, it’s not a new phenomenon and certainly not restricted to Haryana. It’s also wrong to link the increasing number of rape cases being reported in Haryana with the state’s poor sex ratio.
-Tarlok Singh, Delhi

Such people are in short supply
I agree with Gopalkrishna Gandhi that Lakshmimalla Singhvi was one of the few people who had access to powerful people across the political divides of India (India’s Vibgyor man, Incidentally, October 6). Singhvi was a Gandhian and will always be remembered as being one of the most successful Indian high commissioners in London. From Gandhi’s description, it appears that Singhvi was good at multi-tasking and enjoyed life to the fullest. It’s true that he was among the very few people who thought of and spoke for the country as a whole. Sadly, it’s equally true that such people have been marginalised today. Let’s hope that Gandhi’s article reminds today’s politicians and bureaucrats of their responsibilities towards the country.
-MC Joshi, Lucknow

Confusing activism with politics
Samar Halarnkar in The game changers (Maha Bharat, October 11) rightly states that Arvind Kejriwal has so far been successful in intensifying the anti-corruption movement, which Anna Hazare started last year. But targeting individual businessmen and politicians won’t get Kejriwal and co votes. They should continue pursuing India Against Corruption’s chief agenda of getting the Lokpal Bill passed in Parliament. He seems to be confusing social activism with politics.
-Pramod Kumar, via email

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