Gag order justified

Gag order justified

Sir,

This is with reference to 'Rescind gag order' (DH, January 20).  The idea that the Delhi High court order restraining media from publishing news about the law intern's sexual harassment complaint against former Supreme Court judge will set a bad precedent is incorrect. I am of the view such reporting amounts to conducting the trial of a person, who is just an accused and not a convict in the eye of law.

Until truth is established by courts condemning a person of the offence alleged against him is incorrect and improper. Moreover, the former Judge has also registered a defamation case against the intern, who made allegations and the media. It is better for the Parliament to pass a law regarding reporting of cases which are under trial so that the ordeal of an innocent man, who is an accused, is minimised.

Harikrishna S Holla
Bangalore

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Kejriwal’s security

Sir, This is with reference to ‘IM plans to abduct Kejriwal for Bhatkal’ (DH, January 20). Terror outfit IM plans should not be taken lightly. Kejriwal's response to the requests made by the Delhi police to take "Z" category security cover appears foolhardy. The police would do well not to heed Kejriwal's refusal and provide him with adequate security cover.

N J  Ravi Chander
Bangalore

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Strengthen bowling

Sir,

It is really disheartening to know that India lost to New Zealand  in the first ODI played at Napier. It is time that India strengthen its bowling. Ishwar Pandey has to come in place of Ishant Sharma. Ajankya  Rahane has to take the opening slot in place of Rohit Sharma and his place should be filled by Stuart Binny, who will be able to bowl and bat. In this process, India will be able to contain New Zealand batsmen.

V Sethuraman
Bangalore

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