Left and right
There was a big show against the rise in petrol and diesel prices by the Left parties and the BJP showed solidarity with them.india Updated: Jun 16, 2006 01:41 IST
There was a big show against the rise in petrol and diesel prices by the Left parties and the BJP showed solidarity with them. But no party made any noise against the steep rise in the prices of essential commodities like sugar, dal, vegetables and wheat. The UPA government is playing satta with the lives of common people and the Leftists are supporting them for the sake of votes. The common man needs dal-roti, not petrol.
The World Muslim Congress condemns the demolition of a Hindu temple in Lahore and urges the people and the government of Pakistan to restore it. We appeal to everyone who believes in the brotherhood of mankind to denounce such acts wherever they take place.
Mike M. Ghouse
Mirza A. Beg
This has reference to Sunita Aron’s article Inspired by the Prez (June 14). The evil of female foeticide can be eradicated by enforcing strict laws against mushrooming one-stop shops for sex determination. Mass awareness and provision of free health and education facilities to girls is also necessary to enable them to be independent.
Subhash C. Shukla
Right to death
This refers to the report Legalise mercy killing, suggests law panel (June 15). Mercy killing may provide relief to those who have lost all hope. However, there must be clear guidelines with no ambiguity so as to minimise the discretionary power of the doctor, consultant or relatives.
Disintegrating the nation
The editorial On very shifty ground (June 13) rightly stated that Meira Kumar’s vision neither helps social justice nor empowers any section of society. In the name of empowering the weaker sections, politicians are ruining the country. It will only divide the country further.
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First Published: Jun 16, 2006 01:41 IST