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Poor choice

The naming of a set of low-fare trains 'Garib Rath' is callous and senseless. They may be for the poor but the naming of the trains could have been more sensitive to the poor's strong sense of self-esteem.

india Updated: Feb 28, 2006 01:12 IST
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The naming of a set of low-fare trains 'Garib Rath' is callous and senseless. They may be for the poor but the naming of the trains could have been more sensitive to the poor's strong sense of self-esteem.

Tanay Sukumar, via e-mail

At last, a fair trial

It is gratifying that nine persons accused in the Best Bakery case who were let off by a sessions court have been sentenced to life at the retrial (Justice at last, February 25). It is also good that the court has issued showcause notices to star witness Zahira Sheikh and her family members on why they should not be prosecuted for perjury. The courts should ensure that witnesses don't get away by lying in court.

Tarlok Singh, Delhi

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The Best Bakery trial outside Gujarat seems to have done justice to that case. If that is correct, then Jessica Lall case and 1984 Sikh riot cases should also be transferred to courts outside Delhi for a fair and speedy trial.

G.S. Kulkarni, Delhi

Review the laws

The editorial A hostile law (February 24) is thought-provoking. The recent court verdict acquitting all the accused in Jessica Lall murder case reveals a systemic error. How can a common man expect justice in view of our complicated legal system? India's criminal laws need to be reviewed.

P.P. Talwar, via e-mail

Beyond facts

Prem Shankar Jha in Metropolished (February 25) has skilfully defended unauthorised constructions in the capital. But it seems he has never visited the DDA apartments where illegal and unauthorised alterations and additions have consistently defied structural safety norms.

R.K. Malhotra, via e-mail

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Strict action should be taken against those who allow illegal constructions in the first place. Heavy penalty must be imposed on defaulters. One hopes the higher authorities at all levels take serious note of the strong public anger against the rampant corruption.

V.T. Joshi, via e-mail

First Published: Feb 28, 2006 01:04 IST