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Eve-teasing (Who says eve-teasing is not harassment? Saturday Extra, December 17) has indeed acquired menacing proportions in cities like Ludhiana and Jalandhar. The lenient attitude of the administration, which refuses to take it seriously, and the parents of boys treating it as harmless pastime have contributed to the malady. Even the presence of policemen outside schools, colleges, hostels, shopping malls and other public places have not had much deterrent effect. Stringent and exemplary punishment alone can check the evil.

— Harpreet Sandhu Advocate, Ludhiana

Reorganising states

The debate for and against the division of Uttar Pradesh ( Perspective, December 11) will no doubt continue. But what appears beyond a debate is the urgent need for a States Reorganisation Commission, advocated by several commentators including T.V. Rajeshwar. It is in the fitness of things that such a Commission be given sufficient time to study and empirical evidence.

— Ajay Nagpal, Abohar

Time management

Most people have neither the time nor the urge to read (On the record by Shubhadeep Choudhury , December 11). Worse, most people have trouble managing time , spending too much time on activities that neither add to pleasure nor profit. The younger people seem to have little interest left in reading, leave alone searching for books. While authors and publishers need to produce relevant and interesting books, educational institutions can adopt novel methods like the ‘Donate a book’ scheme launched by the Central Board of Secondary Education ( CBSE) in Bangalore.

— Harish K Monga, Ferozepur

Do what’s needed

There can be no excuse (Justice delayed, denied & buried, Perspective, December 18 by Raajkumar Keswani) for not removing the toxic waste from the accident site even 27 years after the Bhopal gas leak disaster. It is obviously the government’s responsibility and , if necessary, expertise must be obtained from abroad. Pressure on Dow Chemicals has forced the multinational to withdraw its logos from the London Olympic Games next year. It is time more pressure is built on the corporation to release higher compensation.

— R.K. Kapoor, Chandigarh

Remove waste

It is frightening to learn that toxic waste left behind in Bhopal has contaminated groundwater and have rendered playgrounds unsafe. Had such a disaster taken place in a plant owned by an Indian company in the United States, the company would in all probability have been ruined. But it seems the Indian establishment and the judiciary have tried much too hard to let off the perpetrators of the Bhopal gas tragedy lightly.

— Vijay Rangra, Kansal(Mohali)

Ensure safety

While it is important to continue the fight for justice for the victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy ( Justice delayed, denied and buried, December 18), it is even more important to ensure safety and good health of the people who survived. Quibbling over culpability and responsibility and dragging one’s feet in courts cannot be a substitute for disposal of toxic waste left behind.

— Dr. Puran Singh, Haryana Institute of Rural Development, Nilokheri


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