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Monster in man

The growing number of women harassment cases at workplace call for deeper introspection (‘How safe is a woman at her workplace’ by Aditi Tandon; Sunday Tribune, December 1). Family and society should help instill values, but it is for an individual to regulate his own conduct. Women should not be viewed as sex objects. Unfortunately, restrain as a meaningful personality trait is lacking in many men. Understanding the meaning of and imbibing the essence of ‘dama’ and ‘shama’ (connoting control of senses and mind) from the Gita will help check crime against women.

Dr Sanjay Pathak, email


Despite the new anti-rape law, instances of assaults on women continue. Just making laws will not help. These must be enforced strictly. Women should acquaint themselves with the new law and speak up at the earliest. Self-defence exercises may also be helpful. The government should ensure women are safe at the workplace as well as public space.

SC Vaid, Greater Noida

Walking on ice

Apropos the article ‘Red carpet rolled out, will industry walk’ by Ruchika M Khanna (Sunday Tribune, December 1), high power tariff and advance tax collection are a matter of concern. Industrialists have protested the imposition of entry tax on steel and demanded a rollback. Land prices must be reduced if the industry is to grow in Punjab. The much talked about power surplus situation is not enough. It is a delicate subject and should be tackled with care.

RK Kapoor, Chandigarh

Be warned

Reference to ‘Gen Sharif’s earned his stripes, spots yet to show’ (Sunday Tribune, December 1), Gen Raheel Sharif may resist the temptation of derailing Pakistan government’s efforts to normalise relations with India. Nawaz Sharif has appointed him as chief of the army staff, over his seniors. Nawaz Sharif must ensure that the all-powerful army respects democratic institutions. The army must understand that terrorists harboured by it can turn into Frankenstein. The army must, therefore, avoid the suicidal path to harm India.

Satwant Kaur, Mahilpur

Unwise move

Like India, Sri Lanka is not free from family politics (‘Meet the other Rajapaksa’ by Raj Chengappa; Ground Zero; Sunday Tribune, December 1). This shows the rulers in any country trust their kin more than others. The Sri Lankan government must not abolish the 13th Amendment meant to devolve greater autonomy to Tamil-dominated provinces. This will only prove that Sri Lanka has not learnt a lesson from the prolonged bloody civil strife which claimed thousands of lives. For lasting peace, Tamils should be treated equally.

Tarsem Singh, Langeri



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