Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 22 January 2020

Extra-judicial killings in India are a sign that efficient justice is needed

Our readers have their say about the killed Indian rapists and the ongoing protests in Iraq

A protestor wearing a blindfold takes part in a demonstration in solidarity with rape victims and to oppose violence against women in India. REUTERS
A protestor wearing a blindfold takes part in a demonstration in solidarity with rape victims and to oppose violence against women in India. REUTERS

Please refer to your news item Indian police shoot dead four suspects in Hyderabad rape-murder case (November 6).

The rape of a young doctor in Hyderabad was a horrendous crime that shocked India. A strong nation must always respect and protect its women. This is unacceptable.

India woke up on December 6 to the news that the four men who are alleged to have raped the young lady had been shot by the police.

There has been widespread jubilation in many parts of India at news of the shooting of the four men. People are happy because they feel that the judicial process is time-consuming and that these extra-judicial killings were fair punishment for the alleged rapists’ crime. However, we should always respect due process and avoid venturing outside the rule of law, for chaos will surely ensue if we do not.

India should deal with rapists in a more efficient way as people feel that due procedure is long and strenuous. For rape cases the government should prescribe a fast-track process and issue a decision within a month.

The rule of law should prevail, or we will have anarchy, which would be a disaster.

Rajendra Aneja, Dubai

To end the bloodshed in Iraq, we must stop Iran from intervening

I write to you in reference to your piece Gunmen kill 15 and wound dozens near Tahrir Square (December 6). This news item was a moving read. The ongoing crisis in Iraq has yet to be resolved and as a result, more innocent protesters are losing their lives every single day.

The people are demanding a new, clean government that is not divided along sectarian lines and devoid of corruption but Iranian meddling in the country has prevented Iraqi authorities from choosing a new prime minister that fits the criteria.

I find Ayatollah Al Sistani’s remark about choosing a new leader without being influenced by foreign interference to be quite reasonable. But will it ever happen in Iraq?

K Ragavan, Bengaluru

Young Iraqis deserve to take their destiny into their own hands

I write to you in reference to Mustafa Alrawi’s opinion piece A young generation of Iraqis has been let down by the state (December 4).

This piece recounts the sad plight of young Iraqis who should have been empowered to reshape their country after nearly two decades of wars. Instead, protesters today are being brutalised. Let Iraqis be free to express themselves. An excellent brief by Mr Alrawi.

Nazim Hasan Khan, India

Updated: December 7, 2019 06:09 PM

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