Indian police can ban protest but what about rape… can they ban rape (‘Fury over rape turns India Gate into battle zone,’ Gulf News, December 24)? The Indian police are beating up students and other protestors that are raising a voice against rape. But when will they punish the culprits? It looks like they are protecting the rapists and not the public!
From Mr Naresh Kumar Devra
The Indian politicians might now be thinking about the supporters behind these rapists so that they can use them as vote bank. Why are none of the politicians raising their voice now? Just wait and watch, soon the political parties in India will take over this strike for their own advantage not for the safety of women. We, the young people should raise this at the time of parliament elections, so that we build a young and energetic government. A government that will understand social problems, cultural and human values and would take quick and timely decisions. The rapists need to be punished as that would be the best example to others.
It’s not about being a citizen of any particular place, it’s about humanity! Whatever happened was disgusting and unimaginable. Being Indians we talk about having the freedom of speech and being democratic, but when do we practise it? I don’t understand why the people are being mistreated by the government and police. I believe it’s not the fault of the people protesting at India Gate, but the police that must have agitated them. I hope that justice is given to the girl, although the pain and torture cannot be undone. The protests where thousands of people joined without caring about their lives, makes me proud that Indians are standing up for humanity!
Whatever praise you shower upon Sachin, he did delay his retirement to the point that his fans had to openly ask for his retirement (‘Sachin walks away from one-day cricket,’ Gulf News, December 24). As he was a veteran and a star cricketer, no selector had the guts to boot him out. He retires with many people’s praises, but those are only to please him. He could have retired more gracefully.
Sachin is a true sporting legend with undefeatable records and a great human being. He definitely was a great player but had lost the ability to win big matches, thus he needed to retire. Nevertheless, cricket will miss him.
I’m very saddened that the man behind modern cricket will not be seen any more in one day matches. But this had to happen one day or the other. With all respect to the greatest cricketer of all times, I want to a say good bye to the true legend - Sachin Tendulkar.
Sharjah Municipality has to take an initiative and start a health and safety division (‘Sharjah boy fighting for life after ride accident,’ Gulf News, December 24). All sport activities in parks should get their permission prior to start and should be inspected and monitored. This will help improve the safety standards. Currently Sharjah is concentrating on attracting more tourists and construction is on a rise. These constructions sites also need to be monitored closely. ‘Development through safety,’ should be the goal of the authorities.
This is sad and tragic news. My question to the authorities is why was there no strict measure to assure safety for children? I have a humble request to all concerned authorities that please ensure the safety and take strict measures in all such entertainment parks, especially where small children are involved.
Increase patrol during fog
People driving long distances should be more careful while driving in dense fog (‘Fog covers parts of UAE,’ Gulf News, December 24). I have often noticed many drivers use their hazard lights even if there is no hazard. This causes unnecessary confusion, which leads to accidents. I think there should be more police patrolling on the roads during fog and offenders need to be penalised on the spot.
I drive from Sharjah to Abu Dhabi and back on a daily basis. I have noticed the increase in fog. I just want to request drivers to be more careful during these months of fog. You should drive comparatively slowly unless you have 100 per cent visibility. Your journey might take an extra 10 minutes but remember that it might save your life and the life of other drivers around you.
From Mr Tanweer Faizan Seddiqi
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