Apropos of the report Being Hindu in America (March 9), I was happy to read the survey that Hindus in the US are more likely to be traditional than those of other faiths. Being a Catholic, who is involved in the church and social activities, I have seen many Hindus chanting even in trains, but few Catholics say the rosary. It is observed that whenever a Hindu passes a temple, he will respectfully prostrate, but the Catholic fails to do the same.
Cajetan Peter D’Souza
With reference to the editorial Trafficking in misery (March 11), it is indeed disgusting to note that the workers who went looking for greener pastures in Mississippi were working in inhuman conditions. The government must nab the fraudulent recruitment agencies who made false promises to the gullible workers. Some checks and balances need to be in force to prevent such incidents in future.
Officers, not gentlemen
This has reference to the editorial Operation transparency (March 10). After the reports of fake encounters and fake seizures that tarnished the image of the Indian Army, the simulated operation at Laungewala in the 1971 puts a question mark on the honesty and integrity of some of the officers. Something needs to be done to keep a more honest account of our military victories so that the image of one of the most respected armed forces in the world doesn’t get a drubbing because of a few gallantry award seekers.
Sports lovers in the country are dismayed that Indian hockey team failed to qualify for the Beijing Olympics. Mismanagement in the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) is to be blamed the most. A few years ago, when the Indian team was gaining momentum, IHF chief K.P.S. Gill shunted out some of the top players. A complete overhaul of the hockey administration is the need of the hour to save our national game.
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