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Chit mess

Apropos “The economics behind the finance game” (Sunday Tribune, April 28), the chit fund scam is not new in India. Laws relating to chit funds are insufficient to regulate the functioning of such companies. A comprehensive Central law, similar to banking and other financial institutions, must be formulated. Hard-earned money of poor people must be saved from dishonest financiers. Sahara group irregularities, which run into crores, are a recent example. The apex court and SEBI stepped in to save the investors' money. The public must also be vigilant and not be lured with high returns.

Harinder Mittal, Bathinda

Brewing trouble

Sino-Indian territorial disputes have been brewing for many decades (“The new Chinese puzzle”; Ground Zero, April 28). Although an agreement to resolve border disputes was reached in 1996, recognising the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between the two countries, the recent Chinese intrusions are disconcerting and demand attention. India should create a congenial atmosphere with strong diplomatic ties and keep pace with China in weaponry and infrastructure. Territorial disputes do not benefit as social and economic disparities prevail in both countries.

Dr Sanjiv Gupta, Australia

Trust deficit

Apropos “China crosses the Line” by Ajay Banerjee (Sunday Tribune, April 28), India should not trust China as it is unwilling to authenticate the actual ground position line. Incidents of incursion by China in the Indian territory after the 1993 and 2005 peace agreements, proves China cannot be trusted. India should consider the motive behind such a move. Efforts should be made to resolve the issue in a carefully designated and planned manner keeping in view the interest of both the countries.

Sameer Pruthi, Sirsa

Look back

We are handicapped to provide security to women in our society (“When will things change for the woman in India?” Fifty Fifty, April 28). This is because our system considers education as the mere transfer of facts and figures and does not inculcate moral values in people. It is never taught in schools to maintain the dignity of relations. Merits of respecting elders and women are never discussed though it has been described in our ancient texts. Educating society through ‘Indian culture’ can be a more effective tool for making society safe and prosperous.

Prof Anup Kumar Gakkhar, Haridwar


Our smallest unit is home and from there should start lessons pertaining to respect for women, dignified behaviour with women and need to ensure their safety. Each one of us should step forward to help girls in distress. The police should regularly brief prominent members of society and selected youth about how to react positively to curb crimes against women. With the helping hands among the citizenry, the problem can be addressed to a large extent.

SC Vaid, Greater Noida

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