The recent police atrocities in Punjab mentioned in the editorial Stop police!, (June 30) is shocking. The erring policemen should be dealt with severely. In a democratic country, police atrocities can’t be tolerated and, in fact, the policemen should receive stringent punishment. It is a tragedy that the protectors of law abuse it with such free will.
Selection by consensus
Election Commissioners should be selected by consensus by the Prime Minister and the Opposition leader in the same manner that the Central Vigilance Commissioner is selected (Tandon for new selection rules, June 30). This will also prevent the misuse of the Election Commission.
Sitaram Yechury in his article Nothing to lose but chains (June 29) talks of continued oppression of Dalits and backward castes. He should note that these castes dominate many regions and in turn, exploit the truly needy Dalits and other backwards. But how can Yechury remove the divide created by caste-based reservation from the heart of the people?
The comparison between the killing of Indira Gandhi by her guards and Rajiv Gandhi by an LTTE human bomb is pathetic. The Sikh community never sanctioned the killing of Indira Gandhi. The point about the Sikh community ‘being pardoned’ does not even arise. The LTTE leaders are maniacal killers who must be brought to book.
The report Army shortchanging women officers (June 23) is an eye-opener. It highlights the poor professionalism of the army.
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