Sulabh International has done a commendable job by sponsoring the trip of about 50 Vrindavan widows to Kolkata for Durga Puja celebrations. It will surely help to remove the stigma attached to their status in society. The aged women need love and affection to forget their trauma and lead a peaceful life in the autumn of their lives. The efforts of Sulabh International should be supplemented by more NGOs.

V. Srinivasa Rao,

New Delhi

It was heartening to read that Vrindavan widows went back to Kolkata to celebrate the Durga Puja. The Hindu deserves praise for its report on the plight of the widows in Mathura’s shelter homes, which prompted the Supreme Court to ask SI to look after them. It is surprising that in the ultra-modern word, where human rights are widely talked about, the plight of the elderly is pathetic.

P.K. Raman,

Tiruchi

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