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