For those who died in the line of duty, let’s clean up our act
The report Collector burnt alive by oil mafia (January 26) shows how fearless criminals have become. The fate which Yashwant Sonawane, IOC officer Manjunath Shanmugam or NHAI engineer Satyendra Dubey met for trying to stem corruption is an illustration of the criminalisation of politics and the politicisation of crime. It is necessary to break this politician-criminal nexus by a strong political will among all political parties.
MC Joshi, Lucknow
Arrested development for Omar
Ashok Malik in A listening point, not a bridge (January 26) has rightly observed how J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah is extremely careful about the Valley’s sensitivities while being unmindful of Jammu’s concerns, to the extent of arresting BJP leaders at the airport. Such politics of divisiveness does not display good leadership qualities. He will have to pay for such partisan behaviour.
Ashish Rai, via email
Not a penny to spare
Harsh Mander’s views in Maximum denial (January 25) about the Centre’s decision to withhold minimum wages for labourers are welcome. The government claims not to have resources to invest for the poor. At the same time, ministers are busy filling up their overflowing pockets.
Mallika Chugh, via email
With reference to the article Going against the grain (January 27), the full form of NSS is ‘National Sample Survey’ and not ‘National Service Scheme’. The error is regretted.