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Curb drugging of voters

The drug menace is unabated in Punjab. It is ruining many youths and their families. It is feared that drug traders will again connive with politicians to drug voters, particularly the rural youths, by selling and distributing drugs. Paramilitary troops should be deployed along with the Punjab police to scan persons of doubtful integrity at nakas during electioneering.

Brij B Goyal, Ludhiana

Turncoats & poll code

One says “chai bechne wala” and the other says “shehzada”. Another one is engaged in bringing his/her son or daughter into politics. There seems to be no agenda for the public, no programme for the improvement or eradication of evils like corruption. Every day, leaders leave their parties and join the ones they had been badmouthing just for the ticket. We should ignore tainted leaders. It is up to us to understand the scene and vote for genuine candidates. Shifting parties after the declaration of elections must come under the Model Code of Conduct.

K K CHAWLA, Kurukshetra

Suited-booted poor?

This refers to the photograph published with the report “Punjab CEO okay with use of cards with CM’s photo” (March 14). The picture in the blue card shows a well-dressed gentleman wearing a necktie. I wonder if such persons are poor and deserve the highly subsidised ration.

Ashwani Kumar, via email

India’s glory fading

Foreign Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, who is a former a law minister, describes the Supreme Court as an “unaccountable and unelected body.” When ordinary people raise their voice against immoral and unethical activities in politics, they are put behind the bars, but when leaders use language that portray a bad image of our nation, no one takes strict action.

Just to win some seats in Parliament, political parties and leaders are crossing all limits in election rallies. The glory of India is being destroyed in the dirty game of politics.


SC shows the time

Apropos the edit “Time limit of trials” (March 13), the apex court fixing a time bar for the trial of tainted MPs, MLAs and others facing charges of heinous nature has given a flickering hope that the day is not far when criminals, safely seated in the corridors of power, would face the heat of the law. Those playing hide and seek with the law have been cornered. It has also ensured that those found innocent could soon get back to their normal lives.


Justice & crime

It is difficult to eradicate corruption in India because of the slow pace of our judiciary. Commissions and panels are appointed to look into scams, but nothing comes of them and the Supreme Court keeps extending dates to file reports, resulting in delay in justice.

During the pendency of the cases, many politicians and celebrities charged with serious crimes enjoy full freedom and rights. The lengthy procedure reduces the faith of the people in the government. This flaw also encourages crime as it fails to deter the criminals.

Nisha Chauhan, Shimla

Award honest teacher

Thrashing a teacher for not allowing copying in the examination hall by certain vested interests is deplorable (“Copying not allowed, student’s relatives thrash woman teacher”, March,14). It is another instance of eroding values in society. Stern action should be taken against people indulging in malpractices such as copying. The department should reward the teacher. It would encourage others to stand up against the malpractice.

Dr S.Kumar, Panchkula

No option in paper

I was surprised that there were 25 questions in the mathematics question paper of class X of the HP board and all were compulsory. Not giving the students an option is unnecessary pressure on them. Reasonable choice should be given to the candidates in each section of the paper.

Anil K. Jaswal, Gagret (Una)

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