July 13, 2015 1:01:00 am
Letter of the Week Award
To encourage quality reader intervention, The Indian Express offers the Letter of the Week award. The letter adjudged the best for the week is published every Saturday. Letters may be e-mailed to email@example.com or sent to The Indian Express, B-1/B, Sector 10, Noida-UP 201301.
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Letter writers should mention their postal address and phone number. The winner receives books worth `1,000.
Shame on Justice
This refers to T.R. Andhyarujina’s ‘When the bench buckled’ (IE, July 8). Andhyarujina has exposed the grossly servile attitude of most apex court judges during the Emergency. Former CJI and vice president, M. Hidayatullah, called Justice A.N. Ray’s out-of-turn elevation “an attempt of not creating ‘forward-looking judges’ but ‘judges looking forward’ to the plumes of the office of chief justice”. No wonder, Justice Ray developed an adulatory attitude towards Indira Gandhi. Likewise, Justice M.H. Beg stated, “We understand that the care and concern bestowed by the state authorities upon the welfare of detenues who are well housed, well fed and well treated, is almost maternal”.
V. Chandramohan, Mumbai
This refers to the editorial, ‘No private republic’ (IE, July 9). That the representatives of the people don’t want to be answerable to the people who elected them speaks of the incoherence in India’s electoral politics and democratic governance. The RTI empowers the aam aadmi to keep a check on arbitrariness and corruption. Parties must disclose information sought under the RTI to bring transparency to their obscure way of functioning.
Shreyans Jain, New Delhi
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Shame on Justice
Ira Singhal’s success is encouraging news (‘Barred from civil services earlier over “disability”, differently abled is topper this year’, IE, July 5). She has shown exemplary courage and worked hard to top the civil services examination. Singhal’s achievement shows the world that disability does not stop progress.
K.B. Gauli, Vadodara
The Congress protested against the demolition drive against some temples in Rajasthan, undertaken by the state government to make way for the Jaipur Metro. Was this not contrary to the avowed principle of “secularism” the Congress has been devoutly wedded to since Independence? Will such action not affect its exalted image among the minorities? The Congress high command should at once take to task the state-level leaders who had organised this display of a “communal” attitude.
Arun Malankar, Mumbai
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