Powerless to act
The report Summer power cuts arrive early (April 14) makes it clear that privatising electricity has not helped. The discoms have failed to prevent pilferage.india Updated: Apr 17, 2006 00:20 IST
The report Summer power cuts arrive early (April 14) makes it clear that privatising electricity has not helped. The discoms have failed to prevent pilferage. This is because of the nexus between politicians, police and the contractors. Unless this nexus is broken, the problem will not be solved.
Leaders without vision
The demolition drive in Delhi has evinced a strange reaction from our leaders. Most of them have been shouting slogans like ‘stop demolishing illegal constructions’. Does this make any sense? They admit that the constructions are illegal but, in the same breath, ask for no action to be taken.
Instead of appreciating the court’s order, they talk of bringing in an ordinance to nullify it. Is it the job of our leaders to legalise all irregularities or to encourage people to be law-abiding?
Judiciary wakes up
Our judiciary seems to have been jolted into action after the public anger over the Jessica Lall judgment (Superfast end to Alwar case, April 13). First, a Mumbai fast-track court delivered a speedy judgment on a rape case. And now, a Jaipur court has convicted a rapist in less than a month. These are precedents that must be followed by all courts in the country. It will bring great relief to lakhs of litigants.
This judgment should act as a precedent. Only if those accused in all other such cases are punished quickly will a strong message be sent out that violence against women will not be tolerated.
Arjun Singh’s move on caste reservations is politically motivated. If carried through, he will divide the nation. If merit is ignored for caste considerations, the future of our students are definitely dismal.
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