Apropos of the editorial The law is blind (February 23), there are several cases where lack of evidence stopped the courts from convicting the accused.Updated: Feb 24, 2006 01:46 IST
Apropos of the editorial The law is blind (February 23), there are several cases where lack of evidence stopped the courts from convicting the accused. There is an in-built conflict between the truth and the prevailing law. No law can guarantee that it will be able to ascertain the truth and ensure justice. The powerful have always been able to evade the law.
The Delhi High Court recently reprimanded the MCD on unauthorised constructions in the city, saying “the law can’t be made to dance at the feet of mobocracy”. But the acquittal of all the accused in the Jessica Lall murder case has shown that the law can be made to dance before politics.
Shashi Bhushan Arya
The judgment in the Jessica Lall case has proved that justice has become a poor spectator in the hands of those wielding power and pelf. It is a dangerous portent for our democracy.
Swapan Seth rightly says that our judicial system rescues the rich and punishes the poor. Dhananjoy Chatterjee was hanged because he was poor. But Manu Sharma goes scot-free despite murdering Jessica in front of 600 people. In fact, the administration and procedure of law is duty-bound to protect the rich and the mighty.
Madhumita N. Banik
Swapan Seth made interesting observations in Justice murdered (February 23). But the quote ‘Yeh baat kissi ko nahin kehna, nahin to logo ko gareebon pe se vishwas uth jaayega’ was wrongly attributed to Premchand. This famous quote is from a Hindi story ‘Baba Bharti ka ghoda’ by Sudarshan.
Manoj Joshi timely advises the Muslim community to stop protests and violence against the blasphemous cartoons (Fact and fiction, February 22). Muslims have made their point that they find the cartoons unacceptable. By continuing to resort to violence, they are indirectly promoting the same malice that the cartoons triggered.
Syed Mumtaz Alam
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