Law unto themselves
Lawyers are supposed to defend and prosecute, not damage and persecute.india Updated: Feb 12, 2007 00:28 IST
Apropos of the editorial The mob in robes (February 9), it is shameful that the upholders of justice took the law into their own hands. Lawyers are supposed to defend and prosecute, not damage and persecute. All bar associations in the country should pass resolutions that their members should remember ‘where law ends, tyranny begins’.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi’s decision to take action against TV channels showing objectionable contents is welcome. Unfortunately, some channels telecast programmes which are certainly not meant for Indian audiences. Such telecasts can have an adverse impact on young people.
M Hashim Kidwai
Apropos of Arvind Kala’s article An affair to remember (February 7), it is shameful that the law of adultery is based on the notion that a wife is her husband’s property. No woman can be anyone’s property.
Apropos of the editorial A friendship in the pipeline (February 9), the relationship with Iran has entered a critical phase after our new friendship with the US. But Iran can’t ignore India. Gas, unlike petrol, is a commodity that can be sold only to neighbours who are ready to bear the cost of laying and maintaining pipelines.
The Delhi Master Plan is a bit of a joke. Will we now convert all parks into parking lots? The citizen is not entitled this luxury and the bureaucrats and politicians are well provided with this necessity. What our politicians are doing is please the vote-bank, fight the next election and just forget about the root cause until the next elections are round the corner.
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