write a letter to the editor focussing on the problems of your locality.
please, it is urgent. reply as soon as possible
Asked by angelstarshreya | 7th Dec, 2017, 09:26: PM
Subject: Concern regarding the rising problems in the neighbourhood
Yesterday, while going through the columns of your esteemed daily, I happen to know that a girl who was travelling alone in a 1st class compartment of the local train was attacked by a few goons. Something similar happened in my locality too. Actually, quite a lot of eve-teasing and attack has been happening; an elderly woman was attacked in a similar way. Like everyone, I know even you are aware of the fact that this is not the first crime to happen this week. I am, therefore, writing this letter of concern to voice my opinion regarding the same and also to suggest some measures which can be implemented to curb this disease. I know there are other matters which needs immediate attention. But, because something gruesome happened in my locality, I felt it is high time that we raise our voice over this matter.
An elderly woman who was coming home from her daily temple visit was attacked by goons who tried to snatch her bag. They not only took the bag but also beat her up. She is still under heavy medication, treating her never-healing wounds. The media reports state that she is doing well. But, I being the one who visits her almost every other day will say that sure, she is fighting of her life, but, the doctors have already informed the family members that she does not have a chance of survival.
Mumbai is said to be the land of dreams. But, now owing to the recent problems, it can very well be known as the land of broken dreams. Post 7 in the night, no parents want their children, especially daughters, to go outside. Me and my father are under constant worry till the time my mother and sister return home from their work. Is this the India which our forefathers, our freedom fighters dreamt of? It is good to teach one's child to be alert but should we teach them to live in constant fear? India has recorded the highest number of crimes against women. Why? What do we lack? Money? Police power?
It unsettles me that what happened to them can happen to anyone, you, me or anyone. So, I came up with a few measures that can be implemented for their safety.
1) Post a police officer in every local train post 10 in the night
2) Develop and application through which anyone can reach the police and ask for immediate help
3) Isolated places/areas should be under the camera vigilance
4) Implement an awareness program and stick to it.
This is just a few measures which can be put into place right away. A multipronged strategy should be evolved to check crime in society. It is my humble request to put this concern from your end in one of your articles. I am of the opinion that the media can influence a lot in the way people think and live. Kindly help us in tackling the situation.
Answered by Athira | 8th Dec, 2017, 09:50: AM
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