x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 January 2018

Pedestrians and cyclists should not cross each-other's path

The film Vishwaroopam must be screened in the UAE. Other topics include: Mawaqif, Turkey embassy attack, cycling.

The bike lane on the corniche being crowded with pedestrians. Fatima Al Marzooqi/The National
The bike lane on the corniche being crowded with pedestrians. Fatima Al Marzooqi/The National

Nothing against any religion in Vishwaroopam

The news that the controversial film Vishwaroopam will not be shown in UAE cinemas is disappointing (Film that 'links Islam to terrorism' not shown, February 1).

The actor and filmmaker Kamalahasan is a living legend. He has millions of fans in India and abroad. He is not against any particular religion. He is against terrorism.

Controversies that his film Vishwaroopam have raised in Tamil Nadu are political in nature. But the film has been released in Tamil Nadu.

I desperately want to watch this film in the UAE as I heard so much about it.

A Suresh, Abu Dhabi

Acts of violence benefit no one

It's sad that an innocent life was lost in a suicide attack on the US Embassy in Ankara (Bomb hits US mission in Turkey, February 2). Such attacks are meaningless and need to be condemned.

These people are enemies of peace. No one gains anything through violence. People, as well as leaders across the world, should unite to fight against violence, a phenomenon which is increasingly making lives difficult for the majority of the people around the world.

K Ragavan, India

We must follow respective paths

I enjoyed reading the report 'Lanes must be separated from roads' (January 26). I love cycling and I love walking, too. But I do not like it when pedestrians obstruct my way as I pedal on the cycle track. Similarly, I do not like it when I have to sometimes jump away while walking on a footpath to avoid being hit by a bicycle. Definite lines must be drawn between the two.

Brigitte von Bulow, Dubai

Central Bank issued coins

The rejection of new coins by Mawaqif's parking machines is infuriating (Abu Dhabi Mawaqif: shiny new coins not accepted, January 21).

Let's remember that the Central Bank issues coins, not Mawaqif. Did anyone from the Central Bank remind Mawaqif that it needs to re-programme all its machines to enable them to accept new coins? Did anyone make a public announcement that new coins will not work in the machines? Or, as usual, were we supposed to find out for ourselves? We needs answers to these questions.

P Packham, Abu Dhabi