No data yet on de­mon­eti­sa­tion’s ef­fect on ter­ror

The New Indian Express - - EDITORIAL -

This is with ref­er­ence to Demo dented di­rect tax mop-up growth? (Nov. 9). The ar­ti­cle gives the real pic­ture about the ef­fects of de­mon­eti­sa­tion. More­over the aim of de­mon­eti­sa­tion was not ex­actly en­hanced tax col­lec­tion. It was dif­fer­ent: elim­i­na­tion of fake notes, black money, smug­gling, ter­ror in Kash­mir, etc. But there are no sta­tis­tics on the ef­fect of the notes ban on such ac­tiv­i­ties. The cel­e­bra­tions on the sec­ond an­niver­sary were sub­dued when com­pared to last year.

M Ha­neef, Kottayam

Lessons have not been learnt

Two years have gone since de­mon­eti­sa­tion, but the rul­ing dis­pen­sa­tion doesn’t seem to have learnt any lessons from this mon­u­men­tal mis­take. While the move was ush­ered in to end black money and re­strict the cir­cu­la­tion of coun­ter­feit notes, it only in­flicted an in­cal­cu­la­ble dam­age on daily wage labour­ers and in­for­mal en­treprises.

M Je­yaram, Shola­van­dan

Ben­e­fi­cial in the long run

The Con­gress has said de­mon­eti­sa­tion was an ill-ad­vised move. The op­po­si­tion par­ties called for protests and en­cour­aged the ci­ti­zens to come out to the streets and fight against de­mon­eti­sa­tion. But peo­ple ig­nored it since they re­alised that the notes ban was ben­e­fi­cial to them in the long run. Also, elec­tions to var­i­ous state As­sem­blies proved that the BJP was not af­fected.

H P Mu­rali, Ben­galuru

Notes ban not ex­e­cuted prop­erly

If the banks had suf­fi­ciently been pro­vided with new cur­rency, peo­ple, es­pe­cially daily wa­gers, would not have suf­fered a lot. Im­proper ex­e­cu­tion is the main rea­son for the fail­ure of de­mon­eti­sa­tion.

P Vic­tor Sel­varaj, Palayamkot­tai

Reg­u­late ve­hic­u­lar pol­lu­tion first

Pol­lu­tion due to crack­ers on one day—Deep­avali—is no match to the pol­lu­tion cre­ated by mo­tor ve­hi­cles on the re­main­ing 364 days. The govern­ment should con­trol in­dus­trial and ve­hic­u­lar pol­lu­tion first. Then, they can reg­u­late fes­ti­vals. Chris­ton Gon­salves S J, T’pu­ram

Ig­nor­ing SC dik­tat on fire­crack­ers

The Supreme Court acts as the guide for the coun­try and we swear by the Con­sti­tu­tion. Disobey­ing the apex court’s di­rec­tive on burst­ing fire­crack­ers on Deep­avali is not a re­spon­si­ble move.

Pa­van Pious Eleti, T’pu­ram

Cen­sor­ing movies af­ter re­lease

It has now be­come com­mon to de­mand cuts to a film even af­ter its re­lease. If this trend con­tin­ues, it will de­grade the qual­ity of Tamil cin­ema. Once a film is cer­ti­fied by the cen­sor board, it must be left un­touched.

Adrian David, Chen­nai

Why ask for tax ex­emp­tions?

The move by gov­ern­ments to give free­bies has al­ways been crit­i­cised heav­ily. The scheme is meant only for those who can­not af­ford such equip­ment. Those who do not need free items can al­ways opt out of the scheme any­time. Even then films spread pro­pa­ganda claim­ing that the govern­ment is mak­ing peo­ple lazy by giv­ing them free­bies. But the same film­mak­ers don’t have any prob­lem while ask­ing for tax ex­emp­tions for films pro­duced by spend­ing crores of ru­pees.

V Rahul Maniyan, Chen­nai

May his tribe in­crease

Ku­dos to TNIE for the col­umn Be the Change. Tai­lor stitches green cover (Nov. 9) made for good read­ing. Eco-con­scious men like Vi­jayab­haskaran are the need of the hour.

S Vaithi­anathan, Madurai

Free­ing In­dia from Maoist ter­ror

Only a holis­tic ap­proach will solve the Maoist cri­sis in Chhattisgarh and Jhark­hand. The govern­ment needs a strong change in at­ti­tude. Maoists have ac­cess to many mod­ern weapons since they are funded by il­le­gal drug mafias. It is high time the au­thor­i­ties take de­ci­sive ac­tion and end the Maoist men­ace once and for all in our coun­try.

Job­son A Olakkengil, Thrissur

Kohli must learn from Dhoni

In­dian cricket cap­tain Vi­rat Kohli’s com­ment shows that he is a self-cen­tred man. Kohli should learn from for­mer cap­tains like Kapil Dev and M S Dhoni. Both were hum­ble and never ar­ro­gant. A real sportsper­son is one who learns from the strengths of op­po­nents. Un­for­tu­nately, the In­dian cap­tain lacks that at­ti­tude. Many In­dian cricket fans even to­day rec­ol­lect the bowl­ing skills of Pak­istan’s Im­ran Khan, now that coun­try’s prime min­is­ter.

T Kailash Ditya, Hy­der­abad

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