There have been a lot of letters on the tragic railway incident that resulted in so many fatalities. Various examples are being cited but the Tezgam tragedy is a different affair. The majority of the people wants Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad's resignation because being the Railways Minister he failed to ensure the safety of the train. However, the resignation of Sheikh Rasheed is not the solution to the problem. The root cause needs to be attended to which is a violation of baggage rules. The question that arises is that when the law of the land forbids such items as gas cylinders to be carried in trains or buses, why is the rule violated? We need to do a thorough check of the baggage of travellers as it is done at airports. Once an unauthorized material is recovered, the person should be tried summarily otherwise we will be chasing shadows in the dark.
Mukhtar Ahmed, Bradford, UK.