BJP leader Vinay Katiyar's announcement of a reward for civilians killing militants is appalling. Does he know that there exists a constitutional machinery in this country?india Updated: Jun 12, 2006 00:07 IST
BJP leader Vinay Katiyar’s announcement of a reward for civilians killing militants is appalling. Does Katiyar know that there exists a constitutional machinery in this country? How is his comment any different from that of the UP minister who offered Rs 51 crore for the head of the Danish cartoonist who caricatured the Prophet?
Let justice take its course
Sagarika Ghose has unsuccessfully tried to link the Rahul Mahajan issue with the BJP and the RSS (India snorting, June 9). Rahul Mahajan’s conduct cannot be linked to the BJP when he is not even a member of the party. No organisation can be held responsible for the conduct of its members’ families. In the case against Rahul Mahajan, the law must be allowed to take its course without the issue being politicised.
Offence the best defence?
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh’s reaction to the Supreme Court notice for details of his assets is along expected lines. By demanding that Sonia Gandhi also be asked to explain her own and her family’s ‘lavish’ lifestyle, he seems to think he can force Gandhi to use her influence and have the inquiry against him dropped. Clearly, Mulayam Singh fears that the revelations will hit his political career, which is already on a downward slope.
Rahul Mahajan's bail plea was heard on Friday, but the decision has been deferred for four days. A prompt decision only required application of the judicial mind. This reminds one of the Nagpur incident where the victims took justice in their own hands and did a rapist to death in a sessions court. Surely, we do not want repeats of the incident, but the courts must do their bit to speed up justice.
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First Published: Jun 12, 2006 00:07 IST