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The judiciary cares even if the government doesn't

india Updated: Sep 09, 2010 23:19 IST

With reference to Samar Halarnkar's article Not a grain of truth (Maha Bharat, September 9), the Supreme Court's intervention in the ongoing food crisis, which according to the Centre doesn't exist, was important. It is reassuring to learn that the judiciary is concerned about public welfare and is reminding the government of its duties. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should not rely solely on statistics to gauge the seriousness of problems.

Akshay Chaturvedi, via email

PM, you can make history

Sagarika Ghosh in No honest brokers (Bloody Mary, September 8) reminds Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of the Sikh tradition of standing up for truth and requests him to publicly expose corrupt and dishonest politicians. It's true that Singh might have to step down from his position in the process. But he will do a great service to the nation and will go down in history books as the most successful Indian prime minister. Putting 100 most corrupt Indians behind the bars might be difficult but it's not impossible.

K.S. Bhalla, Delhi

Public memory is very short

With reference to Rajdeep Sardesai's article Overstepping the line (Beyond The Bite, September 3), India is not immune to cricketing scandals. But that didn't stop us from being among the first nations to condemn Pakistani players' involvement in the recent spot-fixing scandal. Unfortunately, unlike any other nation, India forgives its tainted players and corrupt people.

We might be criticising Indian Olympic Association chief Suresh Kalmadi for the Commonwealth Games mismanagement today. But soon after the Games, everyone will forgive him.

Apoorv Nema, Indore