Witness to loopholes
The Jessica Lall, BMW and Nitish Katara cases are glaring examples of loopholes existing in our laws resulting in acquittal of the accused for lack of evidence.india Updated: Mar 14, 2006 00:27 IST
In One-eyed justice (March 11), Khushwant Singh rightly states that the rich and the mighty suppress evidence to their advantage by winning over law-enforcing agencies. The Jessica Lall, BMW and Nitish Katara cases are glaring examples of loopholes existing in our laws resulting in acquittal of the accused for lack of evidence. Due to public reaction, the police have reopened the Jessica Lall case. But to meet the ends of justice, the witnesses should be brought to book. Those who gave false evidence should be dealt with legally a la Zahira Sheikh.
For good health
Apropos of the report, Killing cancer without the death rays (March 11), the cytotron is the result of nine years of research by the Centre for Advanced Research and Development (Card) headed by Dr Rajah Vijay Kumar, Director and Chief Scientific Officer. The Institute of Aerospace Medicine (IAM) collaborated with Card during the last two years to conduct clinical trials only. The IAM had deputed Wing Commander V.G. Vasishta as the principal investigator of this trial in cancer and osteoarthrites. He has nothing to do with the technology or the invention of the cytotron.
Rajah Vijay Kumar
Director and CSO, Card
No age bar
On the recommendations of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana, the Bar Council of India has not only fixed the maximum age for enrolment as an advocate as 45 but it has further written to the bar councils of all the states to follow suit. The decision is uncalled for as it violates Article 14 of the Constitution which guarantees equality before law, as well as Articler-19 (G) which allows the practice of any profession, occupation, trade or business. It would have been better if the Bar Council had done something to improve the standard of legal education instead.
This refers to the report 872 runs scored in a day (March 13). All credit to Australia for setting up the highest target ever for South Africa. Kudos to South Africa to cross this score.
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First Published: Mar 14, 2006 00:25 IST