Thursday , 21 March 2019
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Uniting the Religious
THIS is in reference to the letters written by Mr A F Nazareth and Mr Sebastian D’Souza on ‘Pagan practices in the Church’ (NT, April 21). The zatra of Goddess Lairai and the Milagres Feast of Mapusa fall on the same day–as both are supposed to be sisters.

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Truly for Tribal Welfare

LET us hope the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh meant it when he said that the administration should not overlook the fact that many areas in which extremism flourishes are under-developed and many of the people, mainly poor tribals who live in these areas have been denied the benefits of our ambitious developmental programmes.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Saving the Environment-I
I FULLY support the Diocesan Bishop of Vasai, Archbishop Felix Machado, who along with Rev Fr Francis de Britto’s Harit Vasai Andolan has joined the residents of 53 villages to protest against the builder sharks attacking the Vasai-Virar belt in Maharashtra.

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People-Centric Development Agenda

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI
FOR much of history, the world’s peoples lived under despotic rulers. The monarch’s will is all that mattered–there was no rule of law. Political rights developed only in the last century. Soldiers would round up suspects; judges loyal to the monarch would try them. Until the Modern Age, the armed services and the police were one.

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Killers of Benazir

THE United Nations investigation report on slain former Pakistani Premier Benazir Bhutto has not precisely identified her killer; instead it has blamed the former military regime for failing to protect her and called for a thorough investigation.

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Conscience Betrayed

IT is a matter of shame that one of the canteens of the Goa Medical College has been employing child labourers notwithstanding the fact that the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act 1986 strictly prohibits this system.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Pagan Practices in the Church-I
I FULLY endorse the views expressed by Mr Bosco Vaz in his letter ‘Paganism in the Church’ (NT, April 20). Idolatry and pagan practices, such as the pouring of oil over the statue of Mother Mary have been flourishing in the Catholic Church as well as in the hundreds of Marian shrines in India and abroad.

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Pakistan’s Nuclear Manoeuvres

S N SACHADEVA
OCCASIONALLY, very occasionally, the military mind here hits upon a good idea. The offer to supply nuclear fuel cycle services under the International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards may be one of those ideas. Let’s begin with the science bit in this maze of scientific jargon and high-stakes international politics.

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