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Ignore those who oppose equality

This is with reference to the report I’ll kill myself, says Sharad Yadav (June 6). The UPA government should stick to its commitment of getting the Women’s Reservation Bill passed in the Parliament in its first 100 days of office.

india Updated: Jun 07, 2009 23:13 IST

This is with reference to the report I’ll kill myself, says Sharad Yadav (June 6). The UPA government should stick to its commitment of getting the Women’s Reservation Bill passed in the Parliament in its first 100 days of office. Irresponsible statements from a few, selfish politicians should not deter the government. It is due to men like Sharad Yadav that women do not get their due in our country. By succumbing to Yadav’s threats, the government will lose the opportunity to empower women and ensure gender equality in our society.

Sadhana Taneja , Delhi

No one’s above the law

Apropos of the report Punjab phone taps: A story of tapes, touts and judges (June 4), it is disturbing to learn how our judicial system has been compromised by high levels of corruption. At a time when hundreds of cases are pending in our courts, we expect the system to work efficiently to get rid of the backlog. A serious investigation into the working of the judiciary and judicial reforms are the need of the hour. The judiciary should be made more accountable and shouldn’t be kept out of the purview of the RTI.

Varun Kathuria, via email

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HT has done a great job of exposing corruption in the judiciary. The UPA government has assured good governance to people. This is its opportunity to win people’s trust. HT’s expose of corruption in the judiciary is laudable. It is a disgrace for a country aspiring to become a super-power. We should be able to expect more from our government, the task of which is to provide justice to people. The government should intervene and punish the guilty. It should work towards increasing transparency in the judicial process. Corruption at any level is bound to affect national progress. It must be checked at the earliest.

Balvinder Singh, via email

It’s action time, again

Apropos of the story Thank God it’s Saturday (June 6), it is heartening to know that the standoff between Bollywood producers and multiplex owners has finally been called off after two months. It comes as a big relief for people on vacation, who were eagerly looking forward to watching new movies. Movies are an integral part of our lives and the best source of entertainment. The ending of this strike has surely benefited audiences the most.

Ashna Bahl, via email

Pakistan won’t assist India

The release of Mohammad Hasif Saeed, chief of Lashkar-e-Tayyeba, by a Pakistani court doesn’t come as a surprise. It was foolish on our part to expect Pakistan’s cooperation in tackling terrorism. It is unfortunate that India failed to read the mind of that nation, which has always favoured extremism and sheltered terrorism on its soil. Our insistence on support from Pakistan will never yield positive results.

JN Mahanty, Puri

We are the world

This has reference to the June 5 edition of the Hindustan Times. It was a pleasure to read the special edition on World Environment Day. The newspaper was both visually pleasing and informative. It was perhaps the best among all other newspapers and showed concern and commitment towards the environment.

Sangeeta Rao, via email

A feat not worth celebrating

This is with reference to the reports Our leaders are most corrupt and bureaucracy rated worst in Asia (June 4). It is shameful for us, as a nation, to be ranked lowest in this survey. This also explains why we are still a developing nation. The cancer of corruption, coupled with an unwillingness to work, has earned our bureaucrats the honour of being the ‘worst’. The survey rightly stated that working with the country’s civil servants was a ‘slow and painful’ process. But the big question is: Will the government do anything about it?

DP Rawat, via email