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india Updated: Jul 26, 2013 03:42 IST
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The evil in our society is pushing the young and rebellious to the wall
One cannot agree with Amish in his article Go ahead, be a rebel (Modern Indian, July 25) where he suggests that rebels should remain within the constraints of the law. With rampant lawlessness all around, how can a young person 'constrain' himself/herself? The common man is being pushed to the wall by the evil forces in society. The youth have no room to express their anguish and helplessness. If the situation continues, soon many cities and towns in India will witness a repeat of what was seen in Egypt, Turkey, Brazil and other countries.

SN Bhargava, via email

MPs' petition sullies India's image
With regard to the article Signatures forged in Modi letter, says MPs (July 25), one feels ashamed by the conduct of some of our members of Parliament. By sending the petition to the United States of America, they have undermined the Indian judicial system. The judiciary has been set up to punish the guilty and it should be left to the courts to decide who is guilty or not. Securing a visa does not absolve one of the crimes he/she has committed. The increasingly lowbrow politics of our leaders is sullying the image of the country abroad.

GP Singh, Kanpur

Time to swallow the bitter pill
The depreciating value of the rupee, against the US dollar, is not only disastrous for the economy but is also harming the image of the country. Some of the immediate measures that could be introduced to stop the fall are banning the import of gold and luxury items. Strict rules should be followed to discourage ostentatious wedding ceremonies and other opulent functions. During these hard times, one has to swallow the bitter pill in order to get cured. If not, we will pay a high price for refusing to tighten our belts while we could.

TN Srivastava, New Delhi