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Don’t meddle

Apropos the article “Does collegium system really need to go?” by R Sedhuraman (Sunday Tribune, August 3), the drafters of the Constitution had wisely selected the system of the independent judiciary system from the US constitution. If judges are to be selected by the executive, the autonomy of judiciary will be compromised with. The JAC must be constituted at the earliest with the provision for independent selection, appointment and transfers of judges. Political interference will damage the judicial system. People of India have faith only in the judicial system. Let it prevail.

Wg Cdr Jasbir Singh Minhas (retd), Mohali

Proceed slowly

The article “Need to put the mojo back into Indo-US relations” by Raj Chengappa (Ground Zero; Sunday Tribune, August 3) is a vivid analysis of the Indo-US ties. India is a developing country with its 70 per cent population living in villages. Agriculture is the lifeline. India can’t immediately do away with subsidies and leave its people at the mercy of developed countries. India has done the right thing by vetoing the food security bill in the WTO. If the US is really interested in India’s proposals being accepted, it should take them seriously and pave way for their implementation. The US must back action with sincerity. The Modi government will have to be cautious. The US will try to benefit its people at the cost of India’s interest.

Surinder K Mahna, Karnal

Et tu Natwar?

Natwar Singh’s interview by Roopinder Singh, “The way Sonia dropped me was a shock” (Sunday Tribune, August 3), has shown Natwar Singh in poor light. In spite of all the protection and undue promotions he got in lieu of his loyalty, he could not honour secrecy. He survived in politics due to the cover of the Nehru-Gandhi family.  He should have resigned immediately after the scam to show his  uprightness and earn the good  will of people. Instead of spilling the beans, he should try to listen to his “atma ki awaaz”.

RM Ramaul, Paonta Sahib


It is the general tendency among political leaders to give statements to stay in news. Natwar Singh has not done something special by commenting on the Gandhi family in his book “One life is not enough”. He is forgetting that if you live right, one life is enough. He was Sonia’s key aide and had shouted the slogan “Narasimha Rao hatao, Sonia Gandhi lao” when he was thrashed outside the Parliament street police station. The book has brought cheer in the BJP camp. Whatever may be the motive behind the book, one thing is certain that our leaders are encouraging reading and writing habits among people. Congress loyalists have their lips sealed, but there are some who may follow Natwar’s example. It would be better if Sonia pens down her memoirs.

Harish Monga, Ferozepur

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