The editorial Digressions, digressions (Our Take, April 23) rightly points out that in the light of the recent developments, people have forgotten about corruption and the Lokpal bill, which underlined Anna Hazare’s campaign. The alleged involvement of civil society members in cases of corruption has weakened the drafting of the bill. This is unfortunate, as people felt that if properly debated, the bill would find support from various political parties, which will curb corruption right at the grassroots level.
AB Mehta, via email
It is our bad luck that in a democracy the government is reluctant to let the civil society have a say in governance. The members of the drafting committee of the bill should realise that they have an important task at hand. Hopefully, they won’t disappoint the people of India, who they represent in the committee.
RC Mehta, via email
Not making too much sense
Najeeb Jung’s article Under one umbrella (April 25) was full of uncertainties. On the one hand, Jung condemns the separatists but on the other, his demands to the government are the same as those made by the separatists. He mentions the slogan ‘Khoon ka badla June mein lenge’ but then goes on to suggest that the withdrawal of the security forces will be in the interest of the Valley.
Shivam Swami, via email