Today's letter .

Take action against Geelani, Roy


This has reference with article "Govt not to file case against Geelani, Roy" (DH, October 29).  Government, by not filing a case against them, is sending a wrong signal. Does "Freedom of speech" in democracy mean that anyone can incite sedition and support the cause of people who wage war against our country?

Recently, a Nobel laureate in China was sentenced to 11 years of imprisonment for inciting sedition. But in India a person can go Scot-free even after saying such seductive and trouble initiating statements as happened to Geelani and Roy. This is Incredible India!

 

Karanth RK

Bangalore

Methods to curb corruption

 

''Growing Graft'' (DH, October 29) was an eye opener. It gave practical and executable measures as against cosmetic and impractical measures against curbing the menace of corruption in India. But it is disheartening to see that even after so many campaigns from media and NGOs’ nothing much has changed.  

 

The role of the citizen is paramount here (in curbing the menace) in the sense that it is citizen/consumer who has to resist bribing or better say- giving alms to the seeker.

 The need of the hour is 1) efforts to promote virtues like honesty besides efficiency in all departments.  2) Corrupt has to be shown the door irrespective of the affiliations/influence one exerts/enjoys. 3) Amendment RTI Act – so that people can access information easier and faster.


P V Prakash.
Bangalore

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