EMERGING THREATS

  • Voice Of The People

Oct 24, 2017-

It is unfortunate that at least 59 people were killed and over 527 injured in the Las Vegas shooting incident. The deadliest-ever gun attack in the US, this has sent shockwaves across the world. There is nothing wrong in saying that the free use of guns and the loopholes in the rules restricting the use of firearms are adding to the so-called gun culture in the US (‘Why the Las Vegas shooting happened’, October 4, Page 7). It may be recalled that the September 11 attacks in 2001 inflicted heavy casualties on the US. As a college student then, I was shocked and spellbound after reading the news of US attacks in the newspapers in my native district of Tuticorin. The entire world knows how America had emerged stronger from the September 11 attacks and how it tackled the perpetrators—simply because of the strict vigil and strong strategies of the previous governments in the US. For now, president Trump should explore the past records and achievements of his predecessors. He should act against the American gun culture. Finally, all the countries the world over should fight against the terror attacks and the gun culture that is posing threats to the mankind and the international community.

- P Senthil Saravana Durai, Mumbai, India 

 

RED PASSPORT

The parliament secretariat would do well to bring out a public notice regarding the expiration of red passports with immediate effect (‘Ex-MPs get red passport submission deadline’, October 20, Page 2). We cannot take the use of a diplomatic passport for granted in our country. It would do no harm to caution the former MPs and let them know that they will be personally liable for any misuse of the passports if they do not surrender them by the deadline. 

- Manohar Shrestha,via e-mail

Published: 24-10-2017 08:04

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