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Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh’s advice to Supreme Court judges to desist from giving observations like a parrot in any court case is ironical (Digvijaya takes a dig at judiciary, May 14).

india Updated: May 17, 2013 22:40 IST

Digvijaya Singh should refrain from blaming the judiciary
Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh’s advice to Supreme Court judges to desist from giving observations like a parrot in any court case is ironical (Digvijaya takes a dig at judiciary, May 14). The Supreme Court has the power to safeguard the dignity of the Constitution and to ensure rule of law when the executive or the legislative fails to perform. Singh must wait for the court’s final verdict instead of being impatient and casting aspersions on the functioning of the court. Why did the Congress not strive to bring in judicial reforms and fix accountability norms for judges if it thinks that judicial activism amounts to an encroachment on the government’s work?
Danendra Jain, via email

Protest, but in the right way
The editorial At the cost of others (May 16) honestly echoes the sentiments of the right-minded citizens who denounce the loss to public property as part of the so-called protests that disturb public life. Incidents like the ones witnessed in Rohtak, Tamil Nadu and other places prevent people from going to work or students from attending classes. The right to public protests is understandable, but there is no right to damage public property, create mayhem and indulge in a free-for-all. This must be dealt with firmly.
RL Pathak, Delhi

Push for sensitising the police
This editorial Slap in the face for women (Our Take, May 16) rightly points out that the police openly flout norms when dealing with women. What happened in Ghaziabad is just the tip of the iceberg. After the public protests in the wake of the December 16 gang rape, it was expected that the police would amend its ways. A complete overhaul of the police force is the need of the hour. Unless this is done, there is no point in expecting the police to be sensitive towards women and the poor.
Kaavya, via email

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