Today's letters

Sign of our times 

Sir
 
It is a sign of our times that the BBMP staff is on strike protesting legal action against them by the BMTF. What is surprising is that the corporators and the Mayor, instead of understanding and helping the citizens, are in sympathy with the striking staff. Corruption and extra-legal approach are endemic to our society. Not surprisingly even Anna Hazare has given up fasting as he sees no purpose can be served.
 
 
H.N.Ramakrishna
Bangalore  


Unreasonable strike

Sir,

The BBMP officials strike is unreasonable. Do they mean to say that there should be nobody to check and correct their misdeeds? There should be no sympathy for BBMP staff and if required, the Government should even supersede the body and enforce strict disciplinary action on the striking staff. 


V.S.Ganeshan
Bangalore



Unsafe packaged water 

 

Sir, This refers to your report, “Packaged water no safe bet: Health dept study” (DH Aug 8).  In their zeal to make a quick buck, water units’ gloss over the safety standards prescribed by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).  The State Health Department officials need to inspect such units’ incognito at regular intervals to check whether the prescribed safety aspect is followed in toto or not.  Firms which flout such norms should be levied with heavy fines. Repeat offenders’ license should be cancelled.  

H.P.Murali
Bangalore 


Why Team Anna failed

Sir,
The lukewarm response in Mumbai should have cautioned Team Anna to make a course correction. As they did not heed, they are paying a price now. The Civil society movement, which was awfully organised, was doomed to fail from the day it was born. 
The euphoria the civil society initially created could not be sustained due to its inherent contradictious, internal strife and pathological dislike for the ruling Congress Party. The movement’s “unreasonable” and “overly” anti-Congressism has given birth to suspicion about the civil Society’s “proximity” with the right-wingers. 

Bichu Muttathara
 
Pune

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