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Hindustan Times
New Delhi, October 25, 2012
First Published: 21:30 IST(25/10/2012)
Last Updated: 21:32 IST(25/10/2012)

We’re all born equal but some become more equal than others
With reference to Rajdeep Sardesai’s From rumble to a roar (Beyond The Bite, October 19), the author skillfully analyses the problems afflicting Indian society. Though the Constitution ensures equality, the truth is that the rich and the corrupt are controlling the country. Such is the arrogance of some in this class that they don’t hesitate to treat the common man with disdain while at the same time claiming to represent the interests of the people. Instead of taking action against the corrupt, the UPA government is only defending such people.
-OP Tandon, via email

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Our democracy is in a bad shape beca-use we choose wrong leaders like Madhu Koda, Gopal Kanda and A Raja to represent us. While it is not a crime to enter politics and acquire wealth (legally), our leaders must not forget that they are there to serve the people. But if people with criminal records are made ministers, then we can never really progress.
-CP Chinda, Delhi

Get it over and done with fast
Saudi Arabia has done its job by deporting three terror suspects to India (Saudi sends IM terror suspect back to India, October 23). Now the Indian judicial system needs to act and decide on their fate as soon as possible. There has been an inordinate delay in carrying out the sentences on Afzal Guru and Ajmal Kasab. Such delays are sending out a wrong message about India’s commitment to fight terror. We have to fast-track these cases of terror.
-Mukul Kumar, via email

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