Apropos of the editorial Karats for Kumble (March 26), it was the BCCI that approached Orra and commissioned a trophy for Anil Kumble. Our role was in the designing and creating the trophy and not gifting it, as was mentioned in the editorial. On March 24, an HT journalist approached us for information about the trophy. We declined to make available the photograph of the trophy and said a formal communication would go out only on the eve of the event. We had communicated that the event was about Anil Kumble and the BCCI’s recognition for the glory that the cricketer had brought to India and cricket. For Orra, it was a matter of pride to design the trophy.
Michelle Pinto, Orra Diamonds
No safety anywhere
Rajdeep Sardesai in A Goa made in India (March 21) has aptly depicted the true Goa that most people presume is limited only to the beaches and scantily- clad men and women. We are nobody to comment on the past of the mother or the girl but should do our bit to ensure that the culprits are punished. We must realise that a single woman is not safe past-midnight in any part of the world. Then why is Goa being singled out?
Parvinder Khatra, Delhi
The editorial Contentious calibre (March 27) rightly infers that such encounters can never be a substitute for a functioning of the criminal justice system. Nobody can justify extra-judicial instant justice meted out by law-enforcers. The man on the street may get frustrated seeing justice eternally delayed. The sooner the criminal justice system improves its functioning, the quicker it would see off trigger-happy policemen.
AK Ghosh, via e-mail
The killing of ACP Rajbir Singh once again proves that the city police is busy with tasks other than public safety. Police officers who are given a free hand to eliminate crime act as tools in the hands of the top police brass. Those who do not succumb to their seniors’ demands are given menial duties.
Rajinder Katoch, Delhi