At your service?

This refers to the editorial Fuelling the deal (March 17). The US?s arrogance despite the Indo-US nuclear deal had to surface sooner or later.

india Updated: Mar 18, 2006 00:17 IST
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At your service?

This refers to the editorial Fuelling the deal (March 17). The US’s arrogance despite the Indo-US nuclear deal had to surface sooner or later. The objection shown by the Bush administration on Russia’s decision to supply nuclear fuel for Indian reactors, is manifestation of the US attitude that subservience is a prerequisite for enjoying American favours.

N Kunju
Delhi


He has a legal excuse

Namita Bhandare in What’s his excuse (March 17), has aptly highlighted the grave issue of hostile witnesses. But it has to be acknowledged that Shyan Munshi’s example is one among thousands others. There are many Munshis and Zahiras who backtrack from their earlier statements to spoil many a case. The only judicial remedy is an amendment to the criminal procedure code in regard to the manner and veracity of the FIRs recorded.

PK Srivastava
via e-mail


II

Namita Bhandare has made valid points in her article. But the judiciary still enjoys people’s confidence, especially after its response to the public outrage in the aftermath of the Jessica Lall, Zahira Sheikh hostile witness cases. While Zahira was punished, there is no move to nab Shyan Munshi even on the basis of perjury. I fail to understand the duality.

G Srinivas
via e-mail


Fooling the poor

If the BBC report A blast from the past for Somnath (March 17) is correct, it’s yet another proof of the hypocrisy of Left leaders. They shed crocodile tears for the poor in public yet lead a lifestyle that includes enjoying luxuries at the cost of the poor.

Devendra Narain
via e-mail


Kumble in elite club

Anil Kumble is the latest to join the elite 500 Test wickets club. He has worked hard to reach this landmark. His determination got him back into the team, even after he suffered injuries. Yet, it is sad that the media attention on Kumble was so shortlived and in spite of his achievements, he is still not given due recognition.

S Mudaliar
Pune


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First Published: Mar 18, 2006 00:17 IST