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india Updated: Sep 05, 2013 23:41 IST
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Politicians will go the extra mile to keep criminals within the system
With reference to No relief for convicted netas, SC refuses to review order (September 5), the Supreme Court is right in not reviewing its judgment that an MP or MLA convicted of a criminal offence attracting a punishment of two years and above will be disqualified.

This step is expected to clean up the political system packed with criminals. One cannot expect the political class to listen to the people on this issue. The sad part is that the few honest politicians are also not raising their voices in favour of this judgment.

KV Seetharamaiah, via email

Hope for Pune blast accused
The report Wrong men nailed in Pune blast: Bhatkal (September 5) raises questions about the efficiency and credibility of our intelligence and security agencies. To know that three innocent people are languishing in jail for a crime they have not committed is shocking.

It is frightening to think what would have been the fate of the three if Bhatkal had not been caught and had not made a confession about his involvement in the Pune bakery blast. If it was in another context the irony of a suspect pointing out the mistake made by the officials could have been farcical.

Syed Khan, New Delhi

Alone and vulnerable in a crowd
The headline of Sidharth Bhatia's City of million islands (September 5) lays bare the very essence of urban cities, in this case Mumbai, where we have become so disconnected from each other.

The realty market in India has silently divided cities into islands where the rich, the middle and the lower class cannot coexist. Desolate spots in the city become a hangout for vagabonds who gain a sense of territorial ownership. Such haphazard development leaves us alone and vulnerable even though we are surrounded by millions.

Gaurav Gupta, New Delhi

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