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Judicial immunity

india Updated: Feb 07, 2008 22:30 IST

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Paranjoy Guha Thakurta in his Immune system (February 5) has correctly pointed out that judicial corruption is often discussed in private but seldom in public. The media has done its bit to expose corruption in the judicial system but much more needs to be done. The onus is now on the citizens and the media to ensure that the judiciary lives up to the faith we have reposed in it. This would ensure that the two other pillars of our flourishing democracy, the legislature and the executive, also function properly.

GR Vora, Mumbai

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Paranjoy Guha Thakurta has rightly said that judicial corruption should be debated publicly. The judiciary will do itself proud by encouraging a public debate on this crucial issue.

MK Bajaj, via e-mail

Lopsided growth

Amit Baruah’s Two-nation theory (February 6) rightly highlights the gap that exists between India and Bharat. Something drastic needs to be done to remove these disparities so that more and more people can enjoy the benefits of our economic growth. India is a poor country, and poverty is the cause of all our problems.

RK Malhotra, Delhi

Nehru not the only one

Abhishek Singhvi’s article India in one man (February 6) is an insult to our freedom fighters. India’s democracy, Constitution and judiciary cannot be credited to Jawaharlal Nehru alone. In fact, the Kashmir problem and our weak foreign policy vis-à-vis China are examples of his failures. If Gandhiji was the architect of India’s freedom, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was the architect of the country’s integrity. We are one of the biggest democracies in the world because of our rich heritage and firm faith in democratic values, not because of one leader.

SK Wasan, Noida

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It was a pleasure to read about Jawaharlal Nehru. Nobody, not even his detractors, can refute the fact that he nursed democratic institutions.

Sunil Kumar Gupta, via e-mail