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Delayed justice

The Bilkis Bano rape case verdict is an example of justice delayed, but not denied. Will the apex court now reopen the other related cases to bring justice to the victims?

india Updated: Jan 22, 2008 22:07 IST

With reference to the editorial Get the basics right (January 22), our universities and educational institutions do enjoy sufficient academic autonomy. Knowledge discovery is a scientific process based on mining of appropriate databases. Are the recommendations of the Knowledge Commission based on such a mining process? Considering India’s enormous population, we have limited resources of organisational capacity.

SK Wasan, Noida

The Left not right

Apropos of the editorial Karat before the horse (January 22), it seems the communists waited for the outcome of the Gujarat elections to dump the nuclear deal and look for a better placement without the Congress and the BJP. But now the BJP is stronger, having bagged four states comfortably. With no third front leader acceptable to the likes of Karat or Yechury in sight, there will be chaos.

Samir Banerjee, Delhi

Delayed justice

The Bilkis Bano rape case verdict is an example of justice delayed, but not denied. Will the apex court now reopen the other related cases to bring justice to the victims? Narendra Modi may be an able administrator, but he cannot safeguard a section of the people in his state.

Bidyut Chatterjee, Faridabad

Honours not due

Sagarika Ghose’s article Jewel thieves (January 18) appears to be written only to say that the Bharat Ratna should not to be given to politicians and dead monarchs but to Tendulkar. But what has Tendulkar given in the World Cup to India, unlike Kapil Dev who won India a World Cup?

Bhooshan Bhoyar, via e-mail

Blinkered BCCI

The BCCI has terrorised Indian cricket fans again. It has omitted Ganguli and Dravid from the ODI series at the most inopportune moment when the star batsmen are at their best. We cannot ignore the immediate future only for a World Cup meet four years hence. We should always field the best available team at the time.

Ashok Ghosh, via e-mail