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The law minister cannot afford to show scant regard for the law

The Congress always argues that the BJP has too many fundamentalists in its ranks (Ticked off by Cong, Khurshid calls up PM to explain EC row, February 13).

india Updated: Feb 14, 2012 22:52 IST

The law minister cannot afford to show scant regard for the law
The Congress always argues that the BJP has too many fundamentalists in its ranks (Ticked off by Cong, Khurshid calls up PM to explain EC row, February 13). But law minister Salman Khurshid’s obdurate stand on Muslim OBC quota and his ongoing skirmish with the Election Commission indicates that he too can, when required, behave like a fundamentalist. One feels that Khurshid is not fit to be the law minister of secular India. We need leaders who unite society not divide.
Harischandra Parshuram, via email

Give peace a real chance
With reference to the editorial No road to Damascus yet (Our Take, February 13), Bashar al-Assad must respect the wishes of his people and make way for a peaceful transition. He must follow in the footsteps of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh who agreed to step down, putting an end to a conflict that left hundreds dead.
Ramachandran Nair, Oman

Looking back in sorrow
With reference to the editorial Ignorance isn’t always bliss (Our Take, February 11), papers invoking the Emergency were signed by former President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed at the behest of Indira Gandhi. Thanks to the political manoeuvring by Indira and Sanjay Gandhi, our democracy was mauled, with executive power being abused to harass political adversaries. While those dark days have long been over, bureaucrats with a soft corner for the Congress are still trying to prevent the reality behind the Emergency from coming to light.
SK Shah, via email