It’s time for In­dia’s Naren­dra Modi to lead from the front

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I write in ref­er­ence to your forth­right edi­to­rial In­dia’s ap­palling treat­ment of women is en­abled by a cul­ture of im­punity (April 16): or­di­nary cit­i­zens across In­dia have been protest­ing against the si­lence and in­ac­tion of the au­thor­i­ties, and against the per­pe­tra­tors of the re­cent crimes. The gov­ern­ment sim­ply must act. The guilty must be ar­rested and tried in fast-track courts to pre­vent such in­hu­man acts from re­cur­ring.

It is in­deed shock­ing that the rape in Jammu and Kash­mir was car­ried out in a tem­ple, a place of wor­ship. This is hor­ren­dous. How in­hu­mane and bru­tal can men be­come? All per­sons con­victed of rape should be os­tracised.

As your edi­to­rial rightly noted, In­dian Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi should take a tough stance on this is­sue. He should lead from the front, as he did when he launched the “Beti Bachao” (Save our Daugh­ters) cam­paign some years ago. In­ac­tion now is sim­ply not an op­tion.

Ra­jen­dra Aneja, Dubai

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