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No one above law

Apropos "Politics, Punjab Police & the deadly mix" by Jangveer Singh (Sunday Tribune, January 13), this malaise is spread across all states. When there are no rules to govern police functioning or they are amended for collective gains, the system suffers. Political masters want to become more powerful by controlling the police and officers also go hand in hand with them for vested interests and plum postings. The fallout is anarchy and chaos. Criminals are dominant and commit heinous crimes. The criminal justice system needs to be insulated and police reforms should be implemented. There should be a transparent transfer policy.

Pratyaksh Sharma, Manali


From the 'rule of people', the Punjab Government has changed it to 'rule of few people'. The police is a very important machinery to maintain law and order. If it is politicised and its officers are put under a party candidate of a particular constituency, it will affect its functioning and also the morale of the force. The SAD think tank wants to become a godfather of society instead of becoming leaders with a vision. We need an empowered society, not a bunch of godfathers.

Yashwinder Bhardwaj, Sunam


The initiative of The Tribune must be applauded in exposing the nexus of politicians and the Punjab Police in handling crime against women, particularly when the accused have links with politicians. When the media exposes them, some 'token' action is taken against small fry. Why is a minister never forced to resign? Why is an SP or SSP never dismissed? I wonder if the media and our semi-literate masses ever succeed in belling the cat. How many more innocent lives will be snuffed out in this gangrenous rot?

Ved Guliani, Hisar

Broader outlook

Apropos "With Pakistan, follow a Line of Caution" by Raj Chengappa (Ground Zero, Jan 13), Pakistan should bear in mind that the inclining phase of India-Pakistan friendship could turn around if it continued to provoke India. Why are there no boundaries between India and Pakistan like in western countries? If all Asian countries merge, there will be increase in trade, production and development and there will be less expenditure on defence.

Preet Amol Singh, Patiala

Endearing malice

Reference "Malice my livelihood, bear no ill-will" by Khushwant Singh (Sunday Tribune, Jan 13), the writer has always had an interesting punch and no malice. Besides wit and brevity, this has been the real beauty of his free-flowing and fearless expressions. He should forget about his age and keep writing with all his might!

Tejinder Singh Bedi, Gurgaon

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