Letters: Readers talk about the rise in COVID-19 circumstances and Bollywood drug racket, in India – Gulf Information

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India is exceeding Brazil in COVID-19 circumstances

COVID-19 circumstances in India are approaching 4 million, very near Brazil (“India surpasses Brazil with world’s second highest COVID-19 circumstances“, Gulf Information, September 07). It is fairly alarming. India has been getting between 70,000 to 80,000 circumstances each day. The next solutions ought to be helpful. Masks and social distancing ought to be made obligatory. All outlets and markets ought to shut over the weekends. Public locations like theatres, gymnasiums, and many others., mustn’t open for some extra time. Exams for the years 2019-20 ought to be postponed in all faculties and faculties, and elevations to the following class ought to happen routinely, based mostly on a median of earlier marks scored. Mass transport programs like trains, metro, and many others., ought to be run on a minimal foundation, to forestall over-crowding. Promoting businesses ought to put together particular rural campaigns to unfold consciousness about COVID-19, within the native languages in all states. India ought to community with overseas corporations or analysis businesses to get pressing provides of the vaccine, as quickly as it’s accredited. India ought to put together an in depth blueprint for inoculating the 1.three billion Indians within the nation, quickly, after the vaccine arrives. The federal government can community with shopper items corporations, which have distribution programs going to all the way down to villages with a inhabitants of even 2,500 or much less, for disbursing the vaccine within the rural areas.

From Mr Rajendra Aneja

Mumbai, India

India: Drug bust in Bollywood and Sandalwood in Bangalore

The elite Central Crime Department (CCB) of Bangalore police and Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) have to be lauded for the busting of the drug racket in Bollywood and Sandalwood (“Sushant Singh Rajput case: Showik could assist ‘uproot Bollywood drug citadel’, Rhea Chakraborty to be probed, says NCB”, Gulf Information, September 05). This incident ought to act as an eye-opener. Numerous kids and particularly within the movie business are susceptible to drug abuse. Younger professionals with disposable incomes usually turn into the prime targets of drug peddlers. Drug habit is at the moment one of many critical most ills plaguing our society recognized to man. Drug abuse has devoured younger lives. For any nation, it’s doable to struggle terrorism with higher safety mechanism and intelligence community; it’s doable to guard from invaders by shopping for weapons; it will probably additionally struggle poverty by bettering economic system, however as soon as kids are hooked on medicine the entire technology suffers. It’s time to handle this challenge severely on a bigger perspective. To successfully sort out this drawback of medication abuse, there must be full coordination between states Police’s elite CCB’s department with the Narcotics Management Bureau, Intelligence Bureau, and earnings tax division. Additionally, an efficient crackdown is required on kingpins smugglers and peddlers of medication throughout the nation to bust the native community of those that conceal past the borders. In any other case, will probably be tough to sort out the issue of drug abuse successfully.

From Mr Ramesh G Jethwani

Bangalore, India

Feminine infanticide in India

Dislike for woman youngsters and choice for sons continues to be a darkish fact amongst many dad and mom within the Indian society (“India: Man mixes poison in milk bottles to kill new child twin daughters in Telangana”, Gulf Information, September 05). A father killing his personal newly born infants, simply because they have been women, is appalling. In India, there are numerous circumstances the place dad and mom or in-laws killed woman youngsters with none guilt or worry. Feminine infanticide just isn’t a brand new factor in India, and numerous new child feminine youngsters’s are killed on account of this. That is inhuman, however sadly in lots of nations like India, sons are seen as extra useful than daughters. Folks have this mentality that the one son takes their household identify additional, and they’re thought-about because the ‘pleasure of the household’.

There are lots of causes behind this drawback; the primary one is that individuals assume that they must pay dowry for his or her daughters, in India. One more reason is the age outdated pondering that sons will stick with it the household identify, and solely a son will take care of their dad and mom of their outdated age. They argue that after getting married, women will go away and stick with their in-laws.

Many others desire a son so he can earn cash and assist dad and mom. So in India’s patriarchal society, daughters are sometimes seen as an undesirable burden. I imagine consciousness ought to be introduced in opposition to the apply of dowry and sex-selective abortions. Resulting from quite a few incidents of feminine infanticide intercourse dedication checks are banned and unlawful in India, but many docs and practitioners do it for cash. However the good factor is that now guidelines are very strict and in opposition to this immoral apply. Society is altering; individuals are getting broad minded then don’t discriminate between boy and woman. There was a time when folks used to coach solely their sons, however now issues have improved. Authorities has additionally launched numerous schemes for ladies, which emphasizes on their well being, schooling, security and safety. Now in our society, a lady just isn’t taken as a burden however she will get full love, care and help from household. Women are lastly getting an schooling, and should not disadvantaged of their rights in lots of households, anymore. I’m a mom of two daughters and my husband, and I’m very completely satisfied and pleased with them. I all the time assume that women may be miraculous they convey love, luck and compassion to the household.

From Ms Renukala

Uttarakhand, India

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