May 13, 2009 11:53:07 pm
•This refers to Soli J. Sorabjees When the Supreme Court rules (IE,May 11). Sorabjee raises a pertinent question. Any purposeful indulgence or reconstruction by judges is always welcome if it secures or protects the rights of the ill-treated and vulnerable. Laws should not only be followed in their letter but also pragmatically interpreted and modified so that they can also be applied to social problems wherein conventional laws prove insufficient. The life of the law shouldnt be only logic but also experience.
Ravinandan Puri Baroda
•The PMO is finalising an action plan for whoever takes charge of the next government (Letter to posterity,IE,May 12). The list contains the unfinished UPA agenda on infrastructure and development as well as key problem areas. However,one remains sceptical about how seriously the next government even if the UPA returns to power will regard the PMOs action plan,given the compulsions of post-poll alliance-cum-government building. One also feels that such a mature transition cannot happen in India as long as our politics remains blatantly corrupt.
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