Posted On Wednesday, September 05, 2012 at 08:29:02 AM
This is with reference to the news article ‘Not much of a party’, (PM, September 4). Keeping aside the morality and intentions of the patrons at Wagholi, I am not sure what exactly enraged the moral police, who are accused of harassing the revellers.
Moreover, it was disgusting to know that an ATS sleuth owns the lounge. Surprisingly, the officer has stated that he had given clear instructions to the operator to follow government rules. In a single sentence he has disowned his responsibility. It is ridiculous to hear a security personnel speak like that. What statement he would have issued if his property would have been used by a terror outfit to carry out anti-national activities?
- Mangesh Saste
It appears the main culprits are the organisers who breached the deadline. But I am not supporting the revellers either. They were sitting ducks caught in the web of law enforcing agencies in the entire episode. I would appreciate the police if they take other such violators to task.
- C B Vastrad
Reviving the helmet rule
Kudos to Sub Area Command, Pune for its determination to enforce the use of helmet under the Motor Vehicles Act. It is heartening to see enthusiastic school children braving the rain to participate in the campaign in Cantonment area. I condemn the political parties for their opposition. In the past as well, political leaders have unnecessarily pressurised the police. Whenever the cops tried to bring the helmet rule it was opposed tooth and nail. Our leaders must realise that many tragic deaths and disabling head injuries could be avoided if twowheeler riders use helmets.
- Manu Tandon
Time to quit
The demi-god of cricket in our country, Sachin Tendulkar, is indeed great as he is the only one to have broken almost all the records and established quite a few. Hats off to him! I am in my late eighties, however I don’t call myself old. But the reality is that I have grown old. That’s human nature. I remember the little maestro say ‘People should not ask why not, but ask why before retirement’. After every match, his batting average is coming down sharply. He cannot deny that reflexes tend to decline with age. It is high time for Tendulkar to decide on a graceful adieu.
- S A Madhan
Justice at last
This refers to ‘The justice league’, (PM, September 2). I was glad to read about people who worked behind the scenes and remained committed to ensure that justice is done. Patience and perseverance has finally paid off for the victims. I applaud the Modi government for efficient governance and ensuring that the culprits are brought to book. A smooth functioning system with proper framework of bureaucracy goes a long way in implementing justice.
- Jennet Joseph