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Punish the violators

People who indulge in arson and violence should be punished, irrespective of their socio-political position.

india Updated: Jan 27, 2008 21:01 IST

With reference to Rajdeep Sardesai’s article Married to the mob (January 25), going by the incidents of mob fury, one wonders whether such a chaotic way of life has become our national identity. Whatever the occasion, no one has any right to violate the law and endanger the life of others. It is sad that there’s no respect for the law of the land. People who indulge in arson and violence should be punished, irrespective of their socio-political position.

Ved Guliani

Hissar

Justice for all

Apropos of the editorial Well begun, not half done (January 23), it is wonderful that Bilkis Bano got some relief from the Mumbai court. But there are several other similar cases awaiting a fair trial. It is the prime duty of the State to reopen all such cases and provide justice to the victims.

Gazanfar Mirza

Nagpur

CPI(M)’s true colours

The editorial Karat before the horse (January 22) rightly highlights the CPI(M)’s dilemma. But the fact remains that it has all along been enjoying power without any accountability. It has continued to threaten the UPA government on various important issues like the Indo-US nuclear deal. We must thank the media for bringing out the true colours of the Left party.

S.K. Gupta

via e-mail

II

The CPI(M)’s ideological base is questionable and their approach anti-national. The party’s gameplan of forming a third front will never get enough support.

Achyut Railkar

Mumbai

Retain nominal fee

Apropos of the report RTI fees may be scrapped (January 26), there is no harm in retaining a nominal fee to restrict the misuse of the Act. But procedural difficulties in remitting the fees need to be removed. Despite a central circular clearing the discrepancies, different departments have different rules. The best way is to remit fees to the Central Information Commission.

Subhash C. Agrawal

Delhi


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