Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 9 December 2019

Indian women should be able to feel safe in their own country

Our readers have their say about safety in India, a mishap on the plane and animal cruelty

Resident doctors and medical students from All India Institute Of Medical Sciences attend a candle-lit march. Reuters
Resident doctors and medical students from All India Institute Of Medical Sciences attend a candle-lit march. Reuters

I write to you in reference to your story Indians demand justice after woman is gang-raped and killed (December 2).

Once again, India is unfortunately in the news for the rape and murder of a young woman, this time a doctor who was brutally gang-raped and killed in the southern city of Hyderabad.

Similar gruesome events have taken place in Delhi, Rajasthan and Kerala during the past few days. This is truly horrendous.

The central government, as well as individual states, have a responsibility to protect their female citizens. They need to tackle this issue seriously and once and for all. Women should be able to feel safe in their own country.

Rajendra Aneja, Dubai

It is a very bad idea to open an aircraft’s cabin door during flight

I write to you in reference to Jack Dutton’s piece Man tries to open cabin door during British Airways flight to Saudi Arabia (December 3).

This piece told the shocking story of an aircraft passenger who attempted to open the cabin door while the plane was still in the air.

Luckily the man was stopped before he managed to open the door and his own life – along with those of the other passengers – were saved.

Such incidents are thankfully rare. But there are so many things that we don’t know about what appears to be an irrational act. I hope the authorities look into the matter.

K Ragavan, Bengaluru

There is so much more we could do to put an end to animal cruelty

I write to you in reference to Gianfranco di Gennaro’s letter to the editor We need more stories about stray cats and those who care for them, published in yesterday’s paper.

I completely agree with Mr Di Gennaro. I think we also need to raise public awareness to tackle the problem of animal cruelty, both against stray animals and pets.

Elize van Wyk, UAE

Updated: December 3, 2019 07:43 PM

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