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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Poverty is upfront and personal

Editor, Poverty and the sufferings of ordinary citizens are not sexy subjects to write on and debate about. Social media is replete with discussions on politics. What triggers debates especially in Meghalaya and among our urban millennials…

Give HIKAI a chance

Editor, Apropos of the letter in your esteemed daily by Dushyant Wadhwan (ST July 12, 2021) I am distressed by the caption,‘HIKAI-a headache for teachers.’ At the outset the writer describes it as an admirable App after having gone through…

HIKAI – a boon for students

Editor, Apropos the article by Dushyant Wadhwan captioned, ‘Hikai -a headache for teachers’ (ST July 12, 2021), I am a teacher and also a parent working in Ramakrishna Mission Secondary School, Sohbar. The writer should stop acting as if…

2-child policy violates constitutional rights

Editor, The draft of the proposed population control Bill released by the Uttar Pradesh State Law Commission promotes a two-child policy. Violation of the two-child policy would debar people from contesting local body elections, applying…

Uniform Civil Code – need of the hour

Editor, The Delhi High court has identified what modern India needs- a Uniform Civil Code (UCC). In fact, there is a critical need for a common law for a modern nation. The court must be commended for making such a candid observation. This…

When will Meghalaya open up?

Editor, The second Covid wave has receded from most parts of the country, except a few regions, Meghalaya being one of them. Despite severe lockdowns and restrictions for over two months, it is not immediately clear how our state is still…

Public concerns versus political motives

Editor, The dumping of waste at Marten has brought about a series of chain reactions with the Seng Samla Mawlai Pyllun (SSMP) being sternly vocal about the issue. The SSMP also has threatened to go on agitation and to close down the Marten…

Vax in Meghalaya lowest in the Northeast

Editor, A front-page story in the Shillong Times, July 8, 2021, quoted a TV channel as reporting that Meghalaya has the poorest vaccination record in the Northeast, but that the figures were not verified. The table below takes data from…

Stop the frivolous charges

Editor, With reference to another effort by Mr Roben Chyrmang vide his letter “Unconvincing riposte” (ST July 6, 2021), it is better he stops pretending to be the saviour of the poor and also stops making derogatory comments about our…

Kudos Health Department!

Editor, Through your esteemed paper, I would like to express my gratitude to the Health Department for their endless efforts especially during this pandemic. Calls had been coming in from them just a few hours after I was tested positive…