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india Updated: Oct 21, 2011 01:25 IST

Drowning in an ocean of protests, any may seek a socialist lifeline

The editorial Another brick in the Wall (Our Take, October 19) is correct in stating that the movement against global economic problems is gaining momentum by the day. Millions across the world are protesting against corporate greed, government cut-backs in public spending and unemployment and are seeking a better way of running the world economy. One hopes that the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement will check the growing power of greedy corporations and force governments to roll out socialist policies. At this juncture, only socialist policies can ensure the welfare of all.
-G David Milton, via email

Politics and the art of evasion

With reference to Farrukh Dhondy's article Babus over netas? (Moving Finger, October 19), the article is spot on. In India, politicians always try to evade arrest and scuttle the judicial process on some pretext or the other. Sometimes they even say Parliament is above the law. But can a criminal be above the law? It is high time we reform our Constitution and laws and punish wrongdoers, however powerful they might be. Anna Hazare and his team are doing the job that our elected representatives should have done long ago.
-S Sen, via email

The Cong must make up its mind

This refers to Vinod Sharma's report Telangana, a case of missed opportunities (October 19). All political parties in Andhra Pradesh have used the Telan-gana card and this is the reason why we have such a huge problem on our hands today. The Congress' view that a separate state of Telangana may lead to many more such demands is not convincing. How is it that it did not think of this excuse when the government agreed to look into the issue seriously? The Congress will lose the state if it continues with its double-speak on the issue.
-Venkat Nagesh Y, via email