Whose fault was the stampede?

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photo: AP
photo: AP

The government should have predicted this tragedy. The main cause is the huge number of people travelling without train tickets. Sufficient trains are not  available.

U. Siva Ganesh

Class 10, Sainik School Korukonda,Vizianagaram.

 Be better prepared

In tourist and pilgrim destinations, the queue system should be followed. The number of persons should be limited, according to timings and place. For example, 50 persons for 20 minutes in small temples. Moreover, people should cooperate by moving fast after while in the queue.


Class 9, Kalaimagal Kalvi Nilayam Girls' Matriculation School, Erode

Places of worship and tourist centres are important sources of revenue and employment. Hence, the government should not compromise with infrastructure facilities like roads, buildings, transport, safety and security of public, and hygiene. Old and poorly maintained buildings must be renovated.  

Shriram P Iyer,

Class 8, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bowenpally, Karnataka

Common sense

Government authorities are aware of the time when large group of people tend to gather in various places. Even then, they don’t take adequate precautions. Extra buses and trains should be operated in these particular areas during those days. High-level police security must be enforced. Barricades must be placed and special booths for people to elucidate their queries can be set up. Medical camps to treat the injured should come up.

However, a minor change in the mindset of the people can bring about a great change. People must understand that God can be worshipped at any time and not just during special occasions!


Class 10, Chettinad Vidya Mandir,  Puliyur , Karur


Reducing crowd in spots is not only in the hands of government but also in that of common people. Either people should not visit the same place at the same time or the spots should be closed on holidays. The government should take steps to make people aware of stampedes through various TV programmes, posters etc.S.Nishanth

Class 8, Notre-Dame of Holy Cross school Salem

Nowadays more and more people are becoming pious. So crowding in pilgrimage centres and tourist destination is not unusual. U.P. Chief Minister Akilesh Yadav blames the Railway for the incident, and the Railway blames the government. Both are at fault, as are the people.

Special trains should be arranged for the migrants both from India and other countries. It is difficult to manage in U.P.,the most populated state in India, but such incidents will affect our development.


Class 9, Kamala Niketan Montessori School, Trichy

It could be good to strengthen the infrastructure like parking facilities and maintain a time schedule for visitors. Advance planning measures may prevent injury. It would also facilitate easy movement within the spot while getting them into queue system and ticketing.

Arunmozhi Adhavan,

Class 5 ,Chettinad Public School,Managiri,Karaikudi.

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