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Buddha’s boldness

india Updated: Dec 09, 2007 22:38 IST

Not above the law

Apropos of the editorial Pox populi (December 6), a parallel is drawn between the Chief Ministers of West Bengal and Gujarat. As Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee justified the recapture of Nandigram land by the CPI(M) cadres, in the same way Narendra Modi has stood by the action of police officers in eliminating Sohrabuddin in a fake encounter. But the cases are different. By raking up subjudice issues, Modi wants to whip up communal passion. His ultimate aim is to garner Hindu votes.

Arjun Narain Jaiswal, Patna

Paradigm shift
With reference to the report Three-month jail for abandoning elderly parents (December 7), it can be safely said that the education system is not to blame for the absence of values among the young. I blame the Indian homes where a radical paradigm shift has taken place. Today, unlike yesteryears, we give all the importance to the accumulation of wealth and refuse to recognise the existence of God.
Omar Luther King, Delhi

A one-way street
Apropos of the report No Jaywalking, please, we’re Dilliwalahs (December 6), it is not only the fault of pedestrians but also that of drivers who park vehicles haphazardly even on footpaths, leaving no space to walk. Why are the civic authorities not fined for not taking care of the roads?
Manu Batra, Delhi

Buddha’s boldness
West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee’s confession that Nandigram was an administrative and political failure should be welcomed. His candid comment on Nandigram will send positive signals across the state. He should take steps to bring to book all the culprits involved in atrocities in Nandigram.
P Senthil Durai, Hyderabad

Dubious concerns
Tamil Nadu chief Minister M Karunanidhi’s concern for Malaysian Tamils is deplorable. The worst discrimination takes place in India where rich SC/STs and OBCs get admissions to medical or engineering courses. It is dangerous to allow anarchists like Karunanidhi to play politics abroad.
Deepa Iyer, Verava