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Hindustan Times
New Delhi, October 27, 2012
First Published: 21:16 IST(27/10/2012)
Last Updated: 21:18 IST(27/10/2012)

Kejriwal's crusade can only help India
This refers to Varghese K George and Nagendar Sharma's article Anarchist or aam aadmi? (The Big Story, October 21). Arvind Kejriwal doesn't want to win elections. He just wants the political class to be sensitive towards people's problems. Many people criticise him for tarnishing India's image in the world. But they don't realise that Kejriwal's movement will help India in the long-run.
Siddharth Mohan Nair, via email

This is no country for children
With reference to Manjula Narayan's article Stop abuse of our children (Focus, October 21), the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000, hasn't been effectively implemented across India and only six states have been asked to set up children's courts. This shows that India has failed to ban all forms of child labour and several children continue to be abused daily.
Rajiv B Jain, Delhi

He's giving power to the people
The article Eat a bit of humble pie (Chanakya, October 21) makes an apt comparison between Arvind Kejriwal and Thomas Beckett. Kejriwal deserves praise and recognition for exposing corrupt politicians and businessmen. He has made the common man realise that politicians are taking him for a ride. In a democracy, power vests with the people. By awakening the aam aadmi, Kejriwal is trying to restore the balance of power in India. I sincerely hope that his efforts pay off in the 2014 elections and people vote only honest and competent leaders to power.
Jitendra Kothari, Mumbai

II
All political parties should treat Kejriwal's movement against corruption as a wake-up call and mend their ways at the earliest. Also, it's high time that Kejriwal turned his attention to other social problems which, like corruption, are stalling India's growth. At present, his India Against Corruption (IAC) movement's popularity is restricted to urban areas. But a majority of India's population lives in villages. The IAC must reach out to them and make them realise that they can change the nation with their votes.
Yedendra Kumar, via email

III
Chanakya is bang on target when he states that Kejriwal and other IAC members have done a great job of cashing in on the issue of corruption, which affects everyone. Both the BJP and the Congress must set their houses in order. Kejriwal has instilled a sense of fear among all politicians, who will now think twice before duping the nation.
Sanjeev Jaggi, via email

The 'innocence' of one's friends
Karan Thapar may be right in arguing that law minister Salman Khurshid may not be directly responsible for the several irregularities in his trust (Do I believe Salman? Sunday Sentiments, October 21). But if Khurshid is so sure about his innocence, then he should resign for the duration of the probe. It was disheartening to see Khurshid humiliate disabled people by parading them at his press conference to prove his innocence.
Haridasan Mathilakath, Mumbai

II
Thapar has made a poor attempt at defending Louise and Salman Khur-shid. His article is aimed at making the common man believe that the Khurshids are innocent just because they are Thapar's friends. Khurshid may be innocent, as Thapar vehemently claims, but he can't be forgiven for breaking the law by publicly threatening Arvind Kejriwal.
Kumar Anand, Delhi

III
Khurshid's arrogance and contempt for the common man deserves condemnation. Thapar's support for Khurshid puts a question mark on the writer's sense of judgement.
Jaideep Shirali, via email

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