The editorial Effigyburning, published in the November issue is a timely one. Effigy-burning is definitely sheer waste of money and it adds up to the already alarming environmental pollution. Many a celebrities and politicians at the helm of affairs are also meeting the same fate by their opponents. Verity they are giving Agniparikshya every now and then. This is a bad practice prevalent in India where political workers resort to effigy-burning of their arch-rivals. Sometimes these
political hooligans also get severe physical burns in the process. A collective opposition should be raised against this mode of protestation. Also all political parties should join hands in stopping the age-old practice of burning the effigies of Ravana, Kumbhakarna and Meghnaad during Dussehra and contribute towards environment protection.
— Jyotiranjan Biswal