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Honouring failure

india Updated: Nov 14, 2006 04:54 IST

In Doctors and quacks (November 13), Pankaj Vohra is right that Delhi University has decorated Delhi’s Chief Minister at a time when the city is in turmoil and the lack of civic amenities is being sorely felt. Under Dikshit, Delhi has seen a worsening state of water, power and transport infrastructure. Even its health facilities have collapsed. Does the award of doctorate reflect the impact of dubious politicians on educational institutions or does it highlight the growing intellectual bankruptcy of our universities?

Ved Guliani
Hissar

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The award of an honorary degree is reserved for those who have achieved something extraordinary in their fields. But Dikshit has not even fulfilled her duty as Chief Minister. In every situation, she has failed to contain the consequences — dengue outbreak, sealing fiasco, privatisation of power distribution, among others.

Pravesh Khatri
Delhi


Late reaction

Ved Marwah in Awaiting order (November 10), is right that we must look for sensible solutions to the sealing issue. The commercial use of residential property should have been checked in its infancy. The delayed reaction has proved to be costly. The police, unpopular with the public, are now doing their legal job but their role will likely ruin their image further.

GS Bajpai
Sagar


Let the cameras roll on

Rajdeep Sardesai in First information reportage (November 10), has rightly challenged the forces which malign the image of the media. It is thanks to the media that quick judicial proceedings have been pushed for in high-profile cases.

Rathindra Sarkar
Dhanbad


Good counsel, at last

The creation of the National Judicial Council is a landmark step in freeing the judiciary of corruption. With a better judiciary, India will be brought on par with advanced countries.

Rishikesh Choudhary
via e-mail


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