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Letters to the Editor: Aug 24, 2018

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1) Imran Khan is a hope for settlement of disputes

After being the Prime Minister, Imran Khan released 26 Indian fishermen after one day of his swearing ceremony. It will surely bring fruitful results for a better relationship between the two countries. The Indian government also should take such steps for Pakistan which can lead to terminate our disputes and differences. It is an undeniable fact that animosity always led to lost not only many lives but also valuable time and precious money for both the countries. I expect hopefully that friendship and good relation will bring about a lot of benefits and advantages. This valuable amount of money can be spent on the development of the country in regards to education and technology.

– Faheem Usmani


2) Government should pay heed to core issues

It is being observed that some political leaders and the Chief Ministers have renamed some of the cities in their states as UP’s CM Yogi Adityanath did the same in some cities and some are going to rename some other places and the trend goes on nonstop. It is obvious that renaming of a place will not change the geography and the infrastructure of a place. The government must pay heed to the core issues such as population, water crisis, unemployment, garbage and sewage management etc. Moreover, the renaming of any place creates a lot of confusions and problems. The government is wasting money and time on these irrelevant matters.

– MF Qasmi


3) Vinesh Phogat is an example of determination

It has been well said: ‘Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence’. It is heart touching to learn about the story of the new gold medallist wrestler Vinesh Phogat. In 2016, she was stretchered out of wrestling arena of Rio Olympic campaign owing to a knee-injury which continued to pain for a long period. She rued the missed opportunity but decided to not break down and started her journey all over again until she reached the culmination of success. She set an example to become the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal only because of her hard work, dedication, and determination. I appreciate her and congratulate her to make our country proud.

– Mohd Usmani


4) Kerala deserves more relief fund

PM Modi has announced an immediate financial assistance of Rs 500 crore to rain-battered Kerala after reviewing the flood situation. But as per the initial estimate, the State has suffered a loss of Rs 19,512 crore rather more than that. I request the central government to provide Kerala with at least Rs 2,000 crore relief fund as the CM has sought.

– Qeyamuddin


5) Stop sacrificing male-goat

It is good that some Muslim friends celebrated eco-friendly Bakra-Eid on August 22, 2018, by cutting cakes in the shape of male-goat. Even age-old traditions in Hinduism like clay-idols replaced with idols made from eco-friendly items for immersion is increasing rapidly. Even the Supreme Court of India banned the traditional fire-crackers in Delhi on the auspicious occasion of Diwali. Scientific studies reveal that animal-slaughter is the main factor in global-warming creating increasing natural disasters which also affects equally those following Islam. In the larger interest of humanity and even in their own interest, the Muslim community should think over some alternate eco-friendly way of celebrating Bakra-Eid. Rather celebrating Bakra-Eid through a show of richness by slaughtering very costly male-goats worth millions each is not good for the society in general. It is strange than animal-rights activists do not raise voice against animal-slaughter. Famous film-actors who criticised offering milk to Shivling can come forward for some similar holy advice to their fellow Muslim community, which may be much more effective.

Indian Prime Minister deserves all praise for making India world-leader by being successful in making June 21 every year to be globally recognised as World Yoga Day. It is time that he leads the movement for propagating vegetarianism in the world to effectively check global-warming where the majority of the world population is non-vegetarian.

– Madhu Agrawal


6) Turning on to toxic city

The level of dangerous pollutant particles in the air is touching a new high and it is very difficult to achieve a balance between rapid development and finding a way to keep its air safe and clean in a metro city like Mumbai. A balanced environment on earth is what makes the survival of species possible. Modern man has made great development in the fields of science and technology. All the scientific advancement made by man has come at a cost of the degradation of our environment. The main cause for degradation of the environment is pollution. Today, industries are part a of the country’s economy. As a result, factories have been set up everywhere around the globe. The toxic substance released by these factories pollute the air and contaminate the water. The polluted air is responsible for a number of hazardous diseases in human and animals. Running of transport vehicles raises dust and cause noise as well. Chemical factories release harmful gas particles and fatal lead components, in small amounts may be. It is time to join hands to find out an amicable solution in disposing of toxic wastage in the best way possible.

– C.K. Subramaniam


7) A man of priciple & Ethics, no more!

The sudden passing away of Gurudas Kamat is a big blow to Mumbai from where he was elected MP for 5 times. He was one of the few Congressmen in today’s era when NDA is in power who had the respect of the ruling party as well. He was the minister when UPA was in power and a politician who worked for the benefit of the citizens of the country irrespective of the party they voted. Gurudas Kamat was one of the senior leaders of our country and his death is a big blow to the democratic set up of our country.

Mumbai is saddened by his death as he was always on the forefront whenever issues affecting the city had to be raised in the Parliament. A man of principles and ethics, Kamat was Mumbai’s voice in the power circles of Delhi!

R.I.P Gurudas Kamat! May His Soul Rest In Peace.

– S.N.Kabra


8) Cancerous veggies grown on river-bank in Delhi

It refers to a shocking TV report that very harmful cancer-causing ingredients are confirmed through laboratory-reports in vegetables grown on the banks of rivers and drains where rivers in Delhi and other parts of the country have virtually turned into drains carrying harmful industrial waste. Even river Yamuna about half-century back was so pure that people not only used to take a daily bath but even consumed its water as a religious ritual. There were more than a dozen ghats between Nigambodh Ghat and old iron-bridge which were favourite bathing and worship points for old-timers. But all that has vanished and these ghats have turned into unauthorized and illegal residential complexes. A strict-most action is necessary against all officers who closed their eyes on ghats being converted into residential complexes.

Central and Delhi governments should take immediate measures to ban the use of river-banks to some specified length from middle of the river for agricultural purposes. It will check large-scale encroachments of river-banks. All drains mixing with the river should be diverted through pipes to water-treatment plants set up at different points in the city. Ghats next to Nigambodh Ghat at Yamuna Bazar should be redeveloped by removing all residential complexes so that people may use these again for bathing, worshipping and learning swimming like used to be half-a-century ago. TV report also showed roof-tops being used for growing vegetables in some countries. Such a phenomenon together with that of kitchen-gardens should be encouraged at least for those having bungalows and farm-houses. Rather it should be compulsory for farm-houses to have some minimum open area for vegetable growing.

– Subhash Chandra Agrawal


(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)


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