The verdict in the Malala case will go a long way in establishing that Pakistan has a creditable judicial system, which has received lot of flak for its handling of Hafiz Saeed and Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi (‘Justice for Malala’, IE, May 4). Pakistan would do well to speed up the trials of those accused in the Mumbai attacks to prove its impartiality. Such action would restore Pakistan’s credibility and could also send a strong message to terrorists.
By— Ashok Goswami, Mumbai
There appears to be a clearly confrontationist motive behind Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s issuance of instructions to his ministries to not send files to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung (‘Take back order on files: LG to CM’, IE, May 4). The chief minister appears to be a law unto himself.
Kejriwal has taken the oath under the Constitution to uphold it. He cannot arrogate to himself the power to dictate what the lieutenant governor’s role should be. The CM appears to be impatient, needing elementary lessons in parliamentary democracy.
By— Ramachandran, V.N., Vadodara
Change it up
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s holiday has brought no change to his politics (‘Starting padyatra in Vidarbha, Rahul reaches out to farmers’, IE, May 1). He has resorted to his earlier policy of attacking the Narendra Modi government without logic. Just opposing and criticising the government will not pay dividends. He has been following Modi and increasing his contact with the people. However, this technique has already failed, with ordinary citizens not finding solutions to their problems as the Modi government completes a year in office.
By— M. Kumar, New Delhi
It’s good that Rahul Gandhi returned to India after a 56-day-long break. He spoke in the Lok Sabha about the government’s “pro-corporate” agenda and the poor. While that may be correct from his point of view, people these days are sceptical and thus gave a clear mandate in the last general election. Gandhi should make people think of the country and not of himself. Securing a good position within the Congress is not everything. He must take a wider view.
By— Gopal Kumar, Darbhanga
The National Green Tribunal has passed several knee-jerk orders with serious implications (‘NGT pulls up Centre, state govts for not replying within timeframe’, IE, May 2). While its measures will no doubt help control air pollution, the NGT has not considered the implications for ordinary citizens. Most Indians buy one vehicle in a lifetime and many burn waste as there is no place to dump it. The NGT seems to be enforcing a “green terror” regime. It should be stopped from issuing draconian orders, unless it provides alternatives.
By— Harpal Singh, Ghaziabad