Apropos of the editorial Biting apathy (October 4), it is deplorable that Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has refused to declare a dengue epidemic. Such an attitude and inaction have become habitual with the government. Civic authorities seem reluctant to take any preventive measures to control the spread of the disease.
Akshab Khan, Aligarh
People need immediate relief from dengue and more importantly, politics must be kept out of this. A Ramadoss was active in the Venugopal case but that energy is not visible in the case of dengue. Instead of holding AIIMS responsible for the deaths, the government should take action to prevent the disease.
Anil Purohit, Nagaur
Insensitivity must end
The report Airport officer denies entry to autistic boy (October 6) was sad. So many people face such pitiable situations at airports. Problems caused due to the ignorance of security officers must end. Friendly behaviour from the airport authorities is paramount.
K Venkataraman, Delhi
Afzal Guru’s case must be seen in the correct perspective. His role was to help the main accused. The person who spearheaded the attack is still scot-free but Afzal is to be hanged. Afzal may be awarded harsh punishment, but not death.
Rashi Yadav, Noida
India’s criminal justice system is hopelessly inadequate. In the cases relating to the 1984 Delhi riots, Bhiwandi or even the recent Gujarat riots, most of the accused have not been brought to justice.
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