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Bharat Mata ki... and other letters

Punish defaulters but don’t scare banks
Banks are running on the strength on Investors stake, depositors money & alarming amount of bad loans in public sector Banks as well as multiple scams have shaken the confidence of people of India. All corporate bad loans are not due to economy slow down , but because loans were disbursed with ulterior motives , despite Ministry of Finance , Reserve Bank of india neither initiates forensic Audit of corporate Bad loans nor willing to publish names of willful defaulters , though investors , Depositors have right to demand. What is most surprising & suspicious ,how all agencies could take undue long time in registering complaint against King Fisher Air line , Agencies like Govt, Reserve Bank of India , Nationalised Banks, Income Tax , Service Tax, provident Fund dept etc Why there was also delay in declaring King Fisher Airline /Vijay Mallya a willful defaulter Ministry of Finance , Reserve Bank of India never raised accountability over various Audit being carried out in Banks Including by Reserve Bank of India.People of India are now aware about serious lapses , but worried since Regulator ,Ministry of Finance remains ineffective , Banks have to take due care of Public money ,which is ignored, Govt has even allowed to flee away offenders of economic offense ,Lalit Modi , Vijay Mallya ,hence public is scared. People of India are also noticing performance of Private Banks
Jagdip H Vaishnav, Mumbai 400007

Bharat Mata ki...
The recent political resolution of the BJP says, “Our Constitution describes India as Bharat also, refusal to chant victory to Bharat is tantamount to disrespect to our Constitution...". This ignores the fact that the Constitution does not require a citizen to “chant” anything. It also imagines that India/Bharat is forever at war, which makes loss or victory relevant. The appropriate word is “zindabad", which those who dislike Urdu can change to “amar rahey". It is plain sophistry to say that those who do not utter “Bharat mata ki jai” show disrespect to Bharat or India. “Bharat mata” is not the same as Bharat, which is no more than a defined territory. My postman, an employee of the government, greets me as he should, with “Jai Hind". Will he be required to change his greeting to “Hind ammi ki fateh"?
Mukul Dube, Mayur Vihar 1, Delhi 110091

Could grand alliance win without Muslims votes?
Only well calibrated seat adjustment among trio of grand alliance could not win with thumping majority. Vast population of Muslims backed RJD, JD (U) and Congress grand alliance fetched laurels of win in Bihar election. After result every analyst said BJP hidden agenda (Dadri, Cow, Pak etc) marred the dream of wining and Muslims solidly backed grand alliance. Now news appeared that RJD is planning to send Rabri Devi and Misa Bharti to Rajya Sabha. Laloo Yadav and Nitin Kumar are laying chadars on Mazaars etc. Minority hostels in every districts, Urdu teachers in every schools AMU campus, Mazharul Haque university building, Bhagal Pur riot victioms justice etc are the issues. Don’t forget.
S. Haque, Patna

BJP MP Paresh Rawal’s choice
Paresh Rawal BJP MP appeared in a TV programme. IN which rapid fire question round he was asked to choose one from the two options God would fulfil that. First option was construction of Ram mandir and the second option was second term for Modi. (3 Jan 2016 / 10-50 am) BJP Rawal selected second term for Modi. Before demolition of Babri Masjid, to score illegally rumour spreading society compared Babar with Ram and now Modi is preferred over Ram mandir.
S. Haque, Patna

Advertising campaigns about drug evasión
‘Dance Music for you not to dance’ is the slogan of the last campaign of the Spanish Foundation Against Drug Addiction (FAD) to raise awareness of the risks associated with driving under the influence of drugs , for young people aged 16 to 24.. According to the National Department of Traffic (DGS), about 23 % of drivers up to 30 years who died in a traffic accident had consumed drugs. “Bad night. Tonight may be your turn “ is the slogan of another FAD campaign , which seeks to educate the youth against the alkaloids that cause hallucination or distress and can lead to suicide. Out partying until dawn can move in “ a bad experience “ because these concentrates, “ can be your worst enemy. “ Drugs have stayed in the fun of teenagers. Reaching a state of rapture in a few minutes and feel the effect of joy for an hour, is the type of hallucinations that causes “fentanyl” a synthetic drug derived from opium that has set off alarms at the UN, so that the International Narcotics Control Board, in its annual report, devotes a chapter to this concentrate, a “ synthetic opioid 80 times more potent than heroin," and that is causing serious damage in the United States and Mexico. The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, also exhibited a painful horizon, whereby drugs are cheaper than ever in all countries of the European Union, a circumstance that has led to a frightening increase in cocaine use, particularly among adolescents. The investigation exposes the rawness of the situation in Europe: each year alkaloids consumption causes more than 8,000 deaths. Drugs, sex, terror and fanaticism spiral will not succeed in his claim to be havens of escape. Young naive believe the drug will “lead to Heaven” and what it gives to them is their own self-destruction, a physical and mental deterioration that will transform the “paradise” of a moment, in a prolonged and unbearable hell.
Clemente FERRER, C / Pantoja, 14. 28002-Madrid (Spain)