Claiming fame

Claiming fame

* This refers to 'Batting for the women' (IE, January 31). Mini Kapoor has adroitly used data to demonstrate that when given the chance to participate in professional sporting events, women have established their skills. It seems that viewers and the media do not give proper attention to women's sports. The Indian team has the opportunity to excel in the upcoming Women's World Cup and establish its fame in the same way that other women sportspersons have in the past.

— Abhishek K. Singh

Mumbai

Age matters

* Minna Kabir has successfully laid out the intricacies of the Juvenile Justice Act, the necessity of avoiding a seeming conflict of interest between the rights of children and the rights of women, and the existing differences between the IPC and the JJ Act ('Against street justice', IE, January 31). These arguments must be taken in conjunction with the present reality, in which the youth are expressing different aspirations and values. Children have access to television and the internet, which shape their ideas of the world, and parental supervision seems to have become less stringent. It has been proclaimed that the sixth accused in the Delhi gangrape is a juvenile. Instead of fixing the age of juvenility at 18, it may be preferable to assess each situation on a case by case basis.

— Manish Sharma

Jamnagar

Egypt in flux

* THIS refers to 'Adrift in Egypt' (IE, January 31). Egypt seems to be jumping from the frying pan into the fire. Liberals can no longer claim a dominant role in the country's strife-ridden politics, and it seems that except for the initial period, President Mohammed Morsi did not rise to the opportunity to establish democracy. He has attempted to fortify his position through legal and illegal means rather than establish peace and the rule of law. As a result, the people have started to express their dissatisfaction. To prevent Egypt from spiralling out of control, both domestic and international actors must prioritise peace.

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