Nithari a blot on the nation’s face

Noida is one of the modern cities of India. It symbolises India as a developing country. But I am stunned to know the crime with children in this modern and beautiful city. The cannibals have harmed the beauty of Noida as well as the peaceful country by sexual abusing the children.

The accused should be given stringent punishment after a comprehensive inquiry. The Uttar Pradesh government should take strong measures to prevent recurrence of such an incident.

Are we and our children secure in the custody of the police who demand bribe even for filing an FIR? The government should help people write their own FIR without fear and favour. They should be extended all possible help by the administration to file FIRs in the police stations without any hindrance.

NEERAJ MOHAN, Yamunanagar



The recent slaughter of innocent children in Nithari should be condemned by all organisations. The nation has lost so many children for no fault of theirs. I appeal to the judiciary to give harshest punishment to such dreadful culprits so that no one in the future can ever think of committing such a crime again.

The government should extend all possible assistance — financial or otherwise — to parents of these children. The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister should not only play a pro-active role in this regard but also assure the people of the state that no culprit would be spared for committing this heinous crime.



The disappearance and butchery of 38 children of a slum in Nithari has shaken the country’s conscience. The motive behind the heinous crime is yet to be ascertained. The media hype and the ensuing Assembly elections have generated a hurricane of hatred against the owner of the Noida house behind which skeletal parts of victims were found in a drain.

The prime accused is being prematurely demonised and labelled as a serial killer, psychopath, sex pervert, human organ merchant and what not. Every aspect of his personal and family life is being linked to the crime. Logic, rationality, common sense seem to have taken a back seat.

The case is still under investigation. The incident calls for a thorough investigation so that the guilty are brought to book.

S.S. BENIWAL, Chandigarh


Why single out the Mulayam Singh government alone for the Nithari killings? All the political parties should share the blame equally because since Independence, no government has ever tried to reform the police and the rules governing the system.

Why should a police station clerk write the FIR? Why is the complaint itself not considered as FIR? I suggest a simple system. Let there be a complaint centre in every town which an aggrieved person can approach. The centre should promptly register the complaint promptly, give a computerised number and return the duplicate copy to the complainant on the spot. The centre should forward the complaint to the police station concerned by fax, email or phone depending upon the nature of the complaint within 24 hours.

One will be too happy to pay a token fee against the receipt. Then, the police station can hold the inquiry and initiate action.

In the suggested system, the complainant will not be at the mercy of the police even for registering his complaint. The police will also think twice before indulging in delay and inaction. For simple things like loss of shares etc., the registered complaint itself can be treated as FIR.



Why are the people and media channels surprised at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav’s brother Shivpal Yadav’s comment that the gruesome incident in Noida was a small and routine one? Why are we so startled when Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav does not have time to visit the victims’ families in Noida? Why are parties trying to extract political mileage out of this incident?

In the last 60 years, when have the politicians bothered about the nation and its populace? When have they ever been concerned about India’s  real progress, justice, law and order situation, farmers’ worries and the common man’s plight?

The only thing they are really bothered about is how to fill their kitty with money extracted through corruption, scams, extortion and the like.

MOHD SALAHUDDIN, Mulund (W), Mumbai


Crusader against corruption

How many of us in North India know about this gentleman, Mr Ramoji Rao, who has always taken a bold stand on issues of public interest? Hardly! Till recently he ran an English daily, Newstime, in Hyderabad. It continued for several years despite heavy losses.

However, Mr Rao runs one of the most successful Telugu newspapers, Eenadu, which has a circulation of around 1.2 million copies and readership of over 10 times. Its popularity is mostly based on the impartial stand it adopts in criticising the wrong policies of the government. Whenever the policies are against public interest, it exposes them and does not bow under any circumstances, till justice is done.

Mr Rao also runs the most successful TV networks. Its latest expose is the land scam involving the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister. He allegedly acquired land, a major chunk of it was acquired at a low price in the interest of social development. Later, this deal was cancelled and what was purchased for a song (Rs 15-25 lakh an acre) was sold at a hefty price of Rs 10 crore an acre, thus yielding high profit to the Chief Minister and his men. Despite pressure, Mr Ramoji Rao has stood firm and inquiries launched against him have failed!

Dr V.S. MAHAJAN, Director, Centre for Indian Development Studies, Chandigarh



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