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Help cancer patients

Despite the many Bills and health schemes of the state and central governments, a cancer patient undergoes a slow and painful death. The bitter truth is that when a patient approaches a doctor, he is treated as a golden hen. No charitable organisation or hospital shows any sympathy towards the patient. The nexus between the people concerned in the business prevents a cancer patient from avialing himself of any benefits. He can only rely on the Almighty.

Harjinder S Bhatia, cancer patient

Blockades a nuisance

Everyday we see demonstrations and blockades of important public places, rails and roads by one or the other union in most of the towns and cities. This results in a lot of inconvenience to the public.

The angry workers do not feel the agony of the public. And all this happens in the presence of the traffic police, which remain a mute spectator, perhaps to avoid any reaction by the demonstrators.

The same is the case with religious processions and jagratas, during which a long route or an open space is occupied for hours, causing difficulty to people in reaching their destinations. Interestingly, many people participating in the demonstrations are ignorant of the reasons for the agitation.

The authorities should talk to the agitating groups and avoid demonstrations. The demonstrators could be made to pay rent for the space used by them that causes inconvenience to the public.

P. N. Gupta, Sangrur

Hail judiciary

Apropos the news item “SC orders arrest of Sahara boss” (February 27), the judiciary in India is held in high esteem, but for the procedural delay in the dispensation of justice. Wealthy people engage costly lawyers to escape punishment or harassment and arrest. Recently, a godman involved in a sexual harassment case had to eat humble pie even though he had engaged the costliest lawyer. Hail Indian judiciary!

Shyam Sunder Airi, Kapurthala

Impartial judiciary must

Judiciary is the most powerful weapon for the harmonious and progressive development of rules of society as its affects the consciousness, thought and intellect of a man. Judicial standard and judgments are a roadmap to success if done with an impartial mind in an impeccable manner. Judiciary is the only hope and strength of the people.

As today’s political masters have lost credibility, the judicial system must uphold the dignity of its tradition and save the people from anarchy.

Daya Nand, Charkhi Dadri

Stem suicides

Suicides by citizens of a country, renowned for its valour, resilience and zeal, are a matter of concern. Irrespective of age and profession, people are acting cowardly and seem to be unable to deal with the problems of intricate modern life.

No educational institution is paying much heed to addressing the issue. Student-centred ways to deter suicidal tendencies among teenagers must be found and implemented.

As far as the executive, legislature and judiciary are concerned, all have been unsuccessful in sorting out problems of farmers in debt and rape victims along with their parents who are virtually coerced to resort to such extreme steps to avoid social disgrace. Treatment of this hidden epidemic is possible only through the collective effort of all sections of society.


Tribune educative

The Tribune reports news honestly and fearlessly and it is the most neutral newspaper in the region. Being a teacher (and a student), I appreciate that it not only reports but also gives a comprehensive view of the news stories.

I’m interested in international politics. My understanding of the Syrian civil war became clearer after reading an article in the paper. Similarly, the report “Ukraine peace deal signed” (February 22) gave me basic knowledge of the problem in Ukraine. The educative quality of the paper is strong. Glad to be your regular reader.

Ravinder Kumar Udha, Jalandhar



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