Unity in diversity
Unity in diversity
AG Noorani in Tri-coloured vision (March 21) has dwelt on the judgment passed by the previous CJI together with other SC judges. However, the observation of the apex court that Hinduism was the general religion and common faith of Bharat may be viewed against the fundamental principle summarised by our first president and educationist S. Radhakrishnan who held this the foundation of our pluralistic polity. Hindu-Muslim bonhomie and fraternity cultivated over centuries shouldn’t ever be tampered with as this forms the bedrock of our nation.
Shahid Hussain, Delhi
No place for farmers?
Apropos of Harsh Mander’s article Grim reaping (March 20), it’s ironic that within few years we might become a superpower in Asia but will we be able to provide security to our farmers? On the one hand, we have a Mittal trying to take over a giant European company, on the other, our farmers are pushed to commit suicide. Are farmers even more marginalised than before?
Ravinder S. Rana, via e-mail
It’s pathetic that we achieve success in fruitful but costly missions, but still can’t give our farmers a fair deal. Farmers have to be given the leg-up that’ll help them stand on their own feet. Depending on a corrupt and unaccountable machinery to get their crops’ worth is killing the country’s farmers.
Arpan Maheshwari, Saharanpsur
Taxes to fund holidays
We are reminded to pay taxes because the money
is utilised for the development of the country (Freeloaders flock to Melbourne, March 21).
But when taxpayers’ money is used to fund foreign tours of politicians, government officials, how can the government expect citizens to pay taxes honestly when the tax money is utilised dishonestly?
R. Manchanda, via e-mail
Sensex doesn't matter
It is a misnomer that the rising index of Sensex is a sign of prosperity and economic development of India (Sensex speeds, March 22). Accumulation of wealth from the stock market is unproductive activity.
M. Kumar, via e-mail