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india Updated: Aug 05, 2011 00:04 IST

Guilt or no guilt, it's hard to get a politician to give up his chair
In his article By popular demand (Beyond the Bite, July 29) Rajdeep Sardesai asks an important question: when should a minister resign? Our politicians have become immune to criticism. They do not want to give up power even after being proved guilty in the court of law. Therefore, we need a strong lokpal, which can show such corrupt and brazen ministers the door.
Shivam Swami, via email

The recent developments in Karnataka have confirmed that the BJP doesn't have the right to question the Congress on corruption. Former Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa's case proves that absolute power corrupts absolutely. We should appreciate that Justice Santosh Hegde, the state lokayukta, did not succumb to political pressure and tabled an unbiased report.
Syed Khaja, Delhi

Getting the wrong impression
The editorial Don't dress it all up (The Pundit, August 2) deliberately distorts the meaning of slut walks that are being held across the world. The idea behind such movements is not to promote women's freedom to dress like sluts. Slut walks are expressions of outrage at the worldwide phenomenon of 'victim-blaming' in cases of sexual violence. You can't justify violence by calling the victims 'sluts'.
Kavita Krishnan, Secretary, All India Progressive Women's Association