Karachi is now a den of gangsters
This refers to the report alt39alt39alt39alt39Karachi target killers circulate gory videos! ( FPJ, 26/ 8). Pakistani politicians had allowed Punjabis, Pashtos, and Baluchis to colonize Karachi three
decades ago making life of locals miserable since then. The demographical picture of the town has changed and ethnic and criminal unabated violence has continued and many innocents are killed. This truly exemplifies the title. The Pakistan government has now handed over the troubled Karachi to the paramilitary Rangers to cleanse the city.
Achyut Railkar, Mumbai.
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This is with referrence to the article ” Political class gangs up…..”, ( FPJ, 25th August). The Government in power is showing concern about holding the Supremacy of Parliament, but was the same government blind- folded when the Opposition lifted the veil from the alt39alt39alt39alt39Cash for Votealt39 scam. This approach of the Government can be best described by the famous Hindi proverb, ” Sau chuhe khake, billi chali Haj ko!”. Devika Purav, Mumbai.
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Lokpal canalt39t solve corruption!
Yes, the prince in waiting of the Congress party has said it that Lokpal cannot solve the problem of corruption. If anyone takes it to be an innocuous statement by an ignoramus then watch it! It is certainly not so. It is the message that the family loyalists have been looking forward to while the bill is debated in Parliament.
P M Ravindran, Kalpathy- 678003 raviforjustice@ gmail. com
If one takes a cursory glance at the important events in the political history of India, a largely similar pattern is clearly discernible in the timings of their happenings. Firstly, it was the Quit India movement launched by the Mahatma in August 1942. More than three decades later, the JPs call against the Emergency stirred the entire country and led to the restoration of democratic rights to the people. And now, 33 years on, it is the Anna Hazare- led agitation for the enactment of Jan- Lokpal Bill that is taking the nation by storm.
Arun Malankar, Mumbai.
arun_ malankar@ yahoo. com
The Union Government should adopt a common and realistic excise- policy for all over the country.
Policy of prohibition in states like Gujarat induces smuggling from neighbouring states. Even Haryana had to reverse policy of prohibition it once adopted.
S. C. Agrawal, Delhi.
Protect RTI activists
OF late quite a number of RTI activists are being attacked even savagely by the henchmen of politicians and officials whose nefarious activities are getting exposed. The latest case is that of Jasukh Bhatia who had sought information on the construction of an allegedly illegal restaurant and bogus licences issued by RTO to bike vendors.
K. R. P. Gupta, Mumbai.
krpgupta09@ gmail. com
A threat to democracy
I welcome the speech of Rahul Gandhi in the parliament in which he hit out at Anna Hazares agitation when he rightly said that it is a threat to the democracy. I strongly feel that civil society members including Anna Hazare is not the elected body and they have no right to dictate their own terms by forcing the government to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill in Parliament which is supreme and have the full the right to make the law with out interference.
Bhagwan Thadani, Mumbai.
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Bhutias retirement Former
India captain Baichung Bhutia, who captained India for more than 10 years and has scored 43 international goals, more than any other footballer of the country, announced his international retirement, bringing an end to an illustrious 16- year career.
B. K. Chatterjee, Faridabad.
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Support to Hazare
Recently while addressing the members of the film industry the