No data yet on demonetisation’s effect on terror
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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