Letter Published in GulfNews UAE on 28 Aug 16,Problems can be solved
The recent move from Indian legal experts favouring the abolition of suicide attempts was a welcoming one (‘Legal experts favour abolition of law against suicide attempt’, Gulf News, August 22). Most of the suicide attempts are due to financial stress after borrowing money and paying high interest rates. The government should monitor the private lenders over charging higher interest rates to the common people, farmers and others. The main cause of the suicide attempts are borrowing, a failed love or cast discrimination. Every citizen wanted to live, but due to pressure beyond their control, they tend to take a fatal decision. I am happy this move has come from experts, it will help people who failed in some aspect of their life to realise it’s not the end.
From Mr K. Ragavan