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Letters to the Editor: Sept 26, 2018

1) Solve road digging issues

Almost every nook and corner of nearly all cities in the country is dug up for construction work. Mumbai is no different. And even after completion of the work, the location is not levelled and the waste/debris/stones/dust, etc. are left behind by contractors, resulting in inconvenience to traffic and pedestrians alike. Also, it leads to air pollution which is alarming for authorities who take up these jobs in the first place to level the roads and repair properly and as fast as possible. The contract awarded for such work must include a specific clause in this regard, and payment must be made after inspection with a written certificate that the roads would be restored as it was earlier. Heavy fines must be levied if this clause is not adhered to.

– Jubel D’Cruz

 

2) Congratulations Kohli and Mirabai!

My heartiest congratulations and good wishes for the Indian skipper Virat Kohli, and weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, the first Indian to win gold at the World Championships in more than two decades, who received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award on Tuesday, the highest sporting honour in the country. Also, I extend my gratitude to the Kohli to keep India always proud of its outstanding, incredible game-changing performances on the field. I heartily give regards for the sportspersons to go ahead until they cross the culmination of success. No doubt on that the sportspersons have great contributions to make the country proud and impressive. The Indian history will never forget them because of their thankless deed for India.

– M.F.U.Tandvi

 

3) The atmosphere of frightening

The Supreme Court once again asked the centre, states and union territories to comply with its directions on curbing cow vigilantes and mob lynching. Although the SC has been demanding the government repeatedly to put some strong measures in place to stop mob-violence, yet such shameful cases are taking place across the country. As recently an incident occurred in a tribal village in Assam where as many as 19 residents of a village in Assam’s Karimganj district have been arrested for stripping a woman and inserting chilli powder into her private parts as “punishment” for allegedly selling illicit liquor in the area. This atmosphere of fear and frightening is spreading throughout the country so the first priority of government is to assure people’s safety and their protection.

– F.T.Mulla

 

4) How to get rid of lynching?

Finally, after a long wait, the Centre assured the Supreme Court that the Union and State governments would, within a week, start broadcasting on radio and TV a stern message that mob lynchings and violence would invite the “wrath of law”. It clearly means that “lynching and mob violence of any kind shall invite serious consequences under the law”. It is not the first time when the centre assured people’s safety and protection but the results always remain to exist. So there is only one way to restrain public lynching and that is the government must put some practical examples of penalty, otherwise, the culprits are becoming fearless to commit such crimes. This is why, it requires some stick measures to be placed in order to give a lesson to the criminals.

– MF Qasmi

 

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

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