Justice can be the only balm for wounds that are so old
The report Delhi court reopens 1984 riots case against Tytler (April 11) will give hope to the victims. By ordering that Jagdish Tytler’s role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots be re-investigated, the sessions court has effectively challenged the CBI’s earlier closure report. The violence in 1984, which had left more than 3,000 innocent people dead, has still not been entirely accounted for. Affected families have suffered for more than 28 years, and if we delayed justice any further, we would be denying it completely.
Mohd Mudassir Alam, via email
More power to the FM's arm
NK Singh in Revive the India magic (April 9) rightly points out that empowering the finance minister is the need of the hour. The FM must be given the freedom to implement new reforms. Only an increase in exports and a better saving-investment ratio will be able to counter the mounting current account deficit and inflation. Apart from such steps, it is also essential that the country’s unorganised sectors get more ministerial attention.
Sandeep Kumar, via email
Let’s hear the details from them
Sagarika Ghose in Mr Fixit vs Mr Dreamer (Bloody Mary, April 10) is right in stating that today’s voter wants politicians to perform and provide a blueprint for the future development of the country. But both Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi are just mouthing feel-good platitudes without clearly explaining their vision on how to solve India’s problems — be it the economic crisis or corruption. The two leaders need to articulate their policies more and tell the country where they stand on various social and economic issues. They can’t get away with what amounts to nothing more than pep talks.
Manish Chandra, via email