The Godhra verdict does not vindicate the CBI’s record
With reference to the editorial Unclouded by prejudices (Our Take, February 23), the acquittal of 63 people accused in the 2002 Godhra train-burning case raises questions on the CBI’s investigation. Those who torched the Sabarmati Express, irrespective of their religious preferences, should be severely punished.
Harish Monga, via email
The Godhra riots have left an indelible mark on India’s claim of being secular. Therefore, it was important for the verdict to send out a clear message to all communities that there is no scope for such incidents. In such cases, special investigative agencies should work responsibly to ensure that the victims get speedy justice. In India, justice delayed is invariably justice denied. The verdict will, hopefully, restore people’s faith in the judiciary.
Syed Khaja, Delhi
Does anyone out there care?
Rahul Bose’s article Out of India (February 23) presents a grim but true picture of India. Not just people of Rehatyakheda village in Maharashtra, but millions across hundreds of villages suffer from acute poverty and strive to make ends meet. Millions of children go to bed hungry everyday, many villages don’t have electricity and there’s a shortage of potable water, schools and hospitals. Our netas are busy making money illegally and the glitterati accepting coveted State awards. But there are not enough people who can understand the hardships faced by a significant percentage of our population.
MM Mathew, via email