Being Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s nephew does not qualify Jagmohan Singh to call the court judgment ‘revenge’ (Revenge isn’t justice, October 3). The courts have found Mohammad Afzal guilty of the crime before pronouncing judgment. Invoking Gandhiji and Bhagat Singh’s names in support of their plea for commutation of the death penalty has no logic as they are not comparable.
The decision of the courts must be obeyed or a wrong precedent will be set and this will be a blow to our judicial and investigative systems. If terrorists are shown any kind of mercy, it will be a grave blunder. Afzal has been convicted in an inexcusable crime. In fact, any individual or party advocating mercy for Afzal should be reprimanded.
If Pakistan will not hand over the culprits to India, (Pak will help but not really, October 3), then there is no point in showing them the evidence. India should share the evidence with the UN and other countries, so that there is a strong case to declare Pakistan a terrorist State.
The Mumbai Police findings clearly show the involvement of the ISI. This will deeply affect the CBMs between the two countries. Pakistan must rein in its terror outfits if it wants relations between the two countries to improve. Pakistani authorities should realise that in every terror act in any part of the world, terrorists from its soil are involved.
Syed Adil Mehdi
Blot on the bureaucracy
Prakash Patra in Shuffling over reforms (October 3), rightly states that politicians exploit the bureaucracy. If bureaucrats are determined, they can refuse to bend. But many civil servants are only too willing to oblige their political godfathers.
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