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Apropos of the report Police blamed, excuses abound (March 31), the SC?s order to close shops in Delhi?s residential areas, and the subsequent government notification, has created tremendous confusion.

india Updated: Apr 03, 2006 01:03 IST

Apropos of the report Police blamed, excuses abound (March 31), the SC’s order to close shops in Delhi’s residential areas, and the subsequent government notification, has created tremendous confusion. It is time the apex court cleared the picture to normalise civic life. It is unfortunate that decisions are taken thinking of its effects. Shutting down businesses can result in large-scale unemployment.

Subhash Agrawal
Delhi

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The outrage implicit in the editorial Return the law (March 31) is understandable. Law-abiding citizens have been reduced to a minority while those with muscle and money power rule the roost. The nexus between police, officials and politicians ensures that judicial resolve to reinforce the law is subverted every day. It is essential to enforce the Delhi Rent Control Bill, in abeyance for years under pressure from local traders.

J.M. Manchanda
via e-mail

Party of one woman

Rajdeep Sardesai is correct when he says that Sonia Gandhi’s renunciation was more for a personal gain than a step to strengthen the Congress (Inner voice, outer space, March 31). Sonia has now become a goddess in the eyes of the common man while the UPA government is suffering irrespective of her sacrifices.

Shilpi Roy
Allahabad

Stay secular

Apropos of the editorial Nothing exclusive (March 30), the conclusion that efforts must be made to allow the Islamic courts to work within the Indian judicial system isn’t convincing.  Courts dispense justice on the basis of laws.

Religion has no place in a secular set-up. As for Islamic courts helping to dispose of cases quickly, the problem of backlog can be tackled only by reforming the judiciary.

Tarlok Singh
Delhi

Tackle the problem

Apropos of the report Enough is enough, just axe the top (March 30), the government must rid itself of its indifference and sack those responsible for the poor state of Indian hockey.

Avdhesh Gaur
via e-mail

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