As women try to step forward, the system pushes them back again
With reference to the editorial Another slap in the face (Our Take, March 6), it is quite disheartening to note that even after the brutal December 16 gang rape, the status of women has remained unchanged. Efforts to distort the truth in the Suryanelli case are evidence of this. Our administrative and judicial systems face quite a challenge as the indifference of those in power continues. Meanwhile, actions of the police have become ever more reprehensible.
Aditi Srivastava, via email
Keep our children safe from harm
The report Six kids remain untraced daily (March 6) has highlighted several alarming issues. The real number of children who go missing may be far higher than current estimates. Worried that lodging an official complaint might lead to a social backlash, parents often try to find their children themselves. But even then, it is frightening to hear that 386 of the children gone missing are still untraced. Are we to assume that child traffickers are one up on our authorities?
Gulshan Kumar, via email
A paradigm shift in the party
The report Rahul says party first, being PM not priority (March 6) is a clear indication that Rahul Gandhi has really matured. It does seem apparent that Gandhi is trying to gain all the confidence he can before he opts to become India’s prime minister. Given the present political environment, we would do well by first understanding the Congress vice president’s thinking. It is wise that he is distancing himself from those party leaders who are clamouring for his inevitable candidacy. By essentially snubbing sycophants, he is trying to usher in a new work culture.
SA Madhan, Pune