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Don’t jump the gun

india Updated: Feb 27, 2011 21:58 IST

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Don’t jump the gun. Let the law take its own course on Modi

Samar Halarnkar’s portrayal of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the leader of a state where honest and hardworking people of all communities can progress as a society and where political interference doesn’t cripple the state machinery is justified (Narendra Modi 2.0, Maha Bharat, February 24). But Halarnkar’s advice to Modi to apologise for the 2002 Godhra riots is shocking, as Modi hasn’t yet been proven guilty in the case.

Vinod Tyagi, Delhi

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Halarnkar states that Modi’s biggest handicap remains his inability to apologise for the riots or deliver justice to the victims. But wasn’t it administrative failure in 1980s Kashmir that resulted in the rise of militancy, which resulted in the exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits from the state? Why did no one hold the government responsible for that tragedy or ask any politician to apologise?

JL Ganjoo, Delhi

Easier said than done

President Pratibha Patil, in her Parliament speech, highlighted ways to tackle corruption in the country (Prez: Govt firm on tackling corruption, February 22). But the ease with which she enumerated all the scams shows that timely action would have saved the nation from losing billions in taxpayers’ money. The president’s concern is appreciable, but what India needs is not hollow promises but urgent action to curb corruption.

Mala Gupta, Gurgaon