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What goes around, comes around

I lost my visit visa application to Thailand in a Dubai Metro station once (“Sharjah Police return missing mobile phone to Saudi visitor”, Gulf News, August 6). Three hours later, when I came back and asked the police, an officer helped me get it back. It had been kept safely by a cleaner. Even if it is just a piece of paper, I got it back! Once, I found a phone at a Metro station and I returned it to the owner. When I found the phone, there was no battery. So, I first charged it, switched it on and waited for his call. As soon as he called, I asked him to collect the phone. If you find something, always try to help return it.

From Mr Rhemsez Baluch

UAE

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Serve and protect

I would like to appreciate the Dubai Police for helping me on July 31. I was carrying my passport in my bag and it fell out. I didn’t even know it was missing. But then, Dubai Police contacted me and asked me to come collect my passport from them. I was really surprised to know I had misplaced my passport and didn’t even know about it. I am grateful to the gentleman who found it and handed it over to the police. It was a great gesture as I am scheduled to go on leave soon. Dubai Police is always ready to serve and protect.

From Mr Nitin Kumar

Dubai

Smile on their face

I have found two mobile phones on two separate occasions and a wallet once, too. I always make it a point to return things to their owners. I feel so glad to help out, especially when I see the happiness on the owner’s face. To me, that’s the most important thing.

From Mr Zubair Shaikh

UAE

Honest residents

I have lost my phone twice in Dubai and it was returned to me both times. Thank you to the residents of Dubai for being so honest!

From Mr Noside Atlarep Onacse

UAE

Takes time to break a habit

It is good that the UAE is finally catching up with road safety (“More than 37,000 fined for not wearing seatbelts in Dubai”, Gulf News, August 7). The law that all passengers in a vehicle have to wear a seatbelt or children have to be secured in a car seat is great. If children are in the front seat, or worse, a defenceless baby is held in the arms of an ignorant parent, they can be seriously injured if the airbag is activated in case of an accident. It is going to take a lot to educate the general public as they have created so many poor habits over the years.

From Ms Glenis Stevenson

UAE

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A political game

Kerala is one of the most peaceful and beautiful states in India (“Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan expresses concern over ‘propaganda’ against state”, Gulf News, August 7). This state has achieved improvements in the condition of living, reflected in indicators of social development, comparable to those of many developed countries. The achievements include low levels of infant mortality and population growth and high levels of literacy and life expectancy. All this has happened because of the powerful vision and mission of the political leaders and the dedication of a well-educated society. Unfortunately, in the past week, Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley chose to visit Kerala in the name of law and order and political violence. But, I wish to ask him why is he not visiting each martyred soldier’s home? It is his responsibility to visit and console their families. Why is he not visiting Junaid’s house, a teenager who was killed for eating beef? It is shameful that he is involved in a political game.

From Mr Shemeer T. P.

Sharjah

Pay more attention to animals

In the recent past, several incidents have been reported over the killing of cows in India and many individuals have lost their lives. Authorities failed to control the menace, which has become a shame for a country like India, which is home to people from several religions, castes and creeds. The unaccounted death of cows due to hunger and lack of proper shelter is again leading to a calamity, created by a section of the society. It could be that people are abandoning the animals in large numbers due to fear or lack of confidence in the prevailing law and order system. It is high time the Indian federal government intervenes to rectify the situation and bring peace of mind to people. Meanwhile, the large number of stray animals in rural and urban areas could lead to health issues and must be controlled. Authorities must be more vigilant when dealing with the situation.

From Mr Ramachandran Nair

Oman

Two sides to a coin

The arrest of a domestic helper in Saudi Arabia for reportedly killing an 18-month-old toddler was disturbing (“Helper arrested in Saudi Arabia over toddler’s killing”, Gulf News, August 4). It is easy to point fingers at the helper, accusing her of cold-blooded murder. But, spare a thought for the people who are made to work for long hours without proper food or rest and meagre wages, often not paid on time. We have read so many reports about these maids subjected to torture. There are always two sides to a coin. If you treat them with care and respect, these things will never happen.

From Mr Ashok T. V.

Ras Al Khaimah

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