Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 12 December 2019

The violence and killings on the streets of Iraq must end now

Our readers have their say about Iraq, home security and pneumonia

The funeral of a protester killed during anti-government demonstrations in Baghdad. Haidar Hamdani / AFP
The funeral of a protester killed during anti-government demonstrations in Baghdad. Haidar Hamdani / AFP

This is with reference to Mina Aldroubi and Pesha Magid’s article Iraqi government criticised at UN meeting as protest deaths continue (November 12): it was a very informative read.

It is completely unacceptable and a travesty that despite the Iraqi security forces defending their actions against protesters and the government banning the use of live ammunition, four more people were killed and 130 wounded.

How much more blood needs to be spilled for the concerned authorities to reach a resolution? The protesters’ demands must be met and the killings must stop. Will the United Nations and other international organisations intervene in Iraq? The Iraqi people and the rest of the world would like to see it return to being a a peaceful country.

K Ragavan, Bengaluru

It’s a good idea to lock front doors, no matter which country you live in

With regard to Nick Webster’s article Arabian Ranches residents increase security after spate of break-ins (November 12): my question is, why does it require break-ins for people to realise that home security is probably a good idea, regardless of how safe this country is?

Name withheld

It is very unusual to hear about burglaries in Dubai. Were security cameras not in place in the villa? In any case, I am sure the police will catch them soon, as usually happens in such cases. And I do hope the penalty is harsh so that the culprits are deterred from this sort of crime.

Name withheld

Young children and pensioners are most prone to pneumonia

Given the change of season, people must take precautions to prevent illness. Those with health problems and weak immune systems are most prone to pneumonia. People must remain wary of germs.

Dr Suruchi, Bengaluru

Updated: November 13, 2019 10:10 AM

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