Speak up for all
Saeed Shervani rightly says that all Muslims are considered fundamentalists unless they speak up while all Hindus are considered liberal, except for the Togadias and Singhals (Isn?t it loud enough?, March 14).Updated: Mar 17, 2006 00:52 IST
Speak up for all
Saeed Shervani rightly says that all Muslims are considered fundamentalists unless they speak up while all Hindus are considered liberal, except for the Togadias and Singhals (Isn’t it loud enough?, March 14). When something happens against Muslim interests, the minority card is played. Yet, very few voices are heard otherwise. If Muslims want to be considered without prejudice, they need to oppose fundamentalism in any and all forms.
Back to ‘them’ and ‘us’
Barkha Dutt in As Indian as they come (March 14) characterises herself a non-believer, devout sceptic, neither Hindu nor Muslim. One fails to understand with whom she is bracketing herself when she says “it is our failure”. Such statements are true expression of ‘minorityism’.
The murder of two women in Siddhartha Enclave and the helplessness of police investigations is scary (Tied, smothered, March 13). In Delhi’s lifestyle, there is little interaction between neighbours. Apart from poor security and isolated home life, the fact that the law is weak helps to encourage murderers and other anti-social elements. There is simply no deterrence.
Vir Singh Patial
Kudos to SC
With its ruling of putting Zahira Sheikh behind bars for over one year and imposing a fine of Rs 50,000, the Supreme Court has created a deterrence for witnesses who change their statements for selfish motives.
Give them support
The recent incidents of suicide by school students is baffling. But instead of blaming the system, the responsibility lies squarely on family, peers and also on teachers.
Parents play a pivotal role in ensuring a healthy home atmosphere to nurture their children. The most important lesson in life is to learn that results of a mere examination can’t be the parameter to judge quality of life, and neither should it push anyone to take his/her life.
One more chance
The clamour for a retrial nudged Delhi Police to file a fresh case against their own. The fact that the 179-page judgment was delivered within two hours of the concluding arguments in itself seems to suggest that the judgment had been finalised well in advance.
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