Not in our culture

I strongly condemn the act of throwing a shoe at the speaker by an audience member in a public gathering (“Video: Shoe thrown at Pakistan’s ex-PM Nawaz Sharif in Lahore”, Gulf News, March 12). Although I’m a staunch Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supporter, I believe every individual deserves respect and these shameless acts are against our morality and culture. A perfect way of showing resentment against your political leaders is through pen and votes, not by being violent and immoral.

From Ms Khaula Shahbaz Rao


The witch hunt excuse

It was an instance of antisocial elements picking women to rape in the name of a “witch hunt” (“‘Witch’ gang-raped on village court’s order in Jharkhand”, Gulf News, March 12). Rape is not “a holy act”. Most of the injustices happening around the world are in the name of religion. This is also an act of terrorism. Heinous crimes like rape should be dealt with severe punishments. But unfortunately, the punishments in India are neither severe nor a deterrent. Human rights groups are crying for the rights of the criminals while ignoring the pain of victims. The most amusing question is why the criminals are not considering the caste of the victims while raping them? Where is the ‘untouchability’ now?

From Mr Girish R Edathitta


What monstrous crimes

Are we living in the 21st Century? Sometimes I am not sure. Could this actually be happening in this day and age? What is even more shocking is that an entire village is an accomplice to this. Are these people even human? To randomly pick out a victim and subject her to such heinous torture is beyond comprehension. I feel ashamed that man is capable of such monstrous crimes under the guise of superstitious beliefs. Of course, it goes without saying that many such incidents do not even come to light. Let us hope the victim in this case gets justice and the law enforces a harsh punishment for the criminals.

From Ms Shama Mohammad

Abu Dhabi

A costly mistake

The unimaginable inflated power bill of Rs2.9 (Dh163,726) million, took the life of an honest flourmill owner, and this was sad (“Man dies of heart attack soon after receiving Rs2.9 million power bill”, Gulf News, March 9).The concerned authorities should investigate the issue and find out how the inflated bill was served to the victim. Since flourmill’s power consumption may not come to that extent, the guilty should be brought to justice.

From Mr K. Ragavan

Bengaluru, India

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