The BJP must remember that the law is above party politics
With reference to Samar Halarnkar’s article Close encounters (Maha Bharat, July 29), no civilised nation will ever approve police executions. However, when this has become an everyday affair in India, there is need for introspection. There is no denying the fact that such encounters take place over murky alliances between the police and politicians with vested interests. In the Amit Shah case, the BJP is crying foul simply because the party’s name has now been associated with Shah, which undermines its credibility. Being a national party, the BJP should not stoop to such levels and let law take its own course.
Surendra Deo, Delhi
A game of vice
This has reference to the report More Games shame? ED probes cash trail (July 31). It’s incredible how every day a new can of worms is threatening to explode with regard to the Commonwealth Games. It seems the money laundering trail will never see an end with a scam being unearthed every day. The Enforcement Directorate has rightly ordered a probe into the scam and let’s hope that this time around the guilty are brought to book. It’s appalling how the Organising Committee of the Games has only wasted the taxpayers’ money so far.
Abhijit Kumar, via email
Bringing down the House
It is surprising to see members of Parliament make a mockery of the House by adjourning session after session over the issue of rising prices (House deadlock may end on Monday, July 30). The politicians are only wasting the taxpayers’ money by holding the House to ransom. If they are seriously concerned, they must use their powers to amend laws and bring about the changes necessary to benefit the masses.
Rajeev Issar, Delhi
More than we can chew
The report Eat fruit, veggies at own risk (July 28) comes as a warning for consumers. Though there are enough laws to prevent food adulteration, no one really cares about checking the use of pesticides in fruits and vegetables. With the fast lives that we lead it also becomes difficult to research everything that we buy. The government must take responsibility and ensure that adulterated food items do not flood the market.
Rajagopal Nair, Delhi
No hunger for probity
This has reference to Biraj Patnaik’s article Toads for breakfast (July 28). It is really a matter of shame that Food Corporation of India (FCI) officials let foodgrain rot, which if stored in proper conditions, could have saved the lives of hungry farmers in Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. This incident leaves us with no doubt that our bureaucracy has been immersed in red-tapism. Unless and until the authorities demand accountability for such glaring lapses, corruption will go on unhindered and thousands will continue to die of hunger.
S.P. Sharma, Samastipur
Proof of the pudding
The Wikileaks disclosers have provided India an opportunity to nail Pakistan for its lies and falsehood (Wikileaks fallouts, July 27). The disclosures give ample evidence to prove the complicity of the Inter-Services Intelligence and the Pakistan army in providing financial and strategic support to terrorists operating in India and Afghanistan. British Prime Minister David Cameron was right in warning Pakistan to desist from supporting terrorists or face seclusion from the world community. India should utilise every forum to push Pakistan into a corner.
S.N. Verma, via email