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Rebuttal to a half baked post

One of the crosses that institutions like the Armed Forces bear in ensuring our country remains a thriving democracy is to receive potshots from every Tom, Dick and Harry (or Harriet). People with a lot of passion, but little understanding of issues at hand beyond what they read in the newspapers or see on television, become self appointed activists. Perhaps in their imaginations they are valiant crusaders fighting for the underdogs, brightening up their otherwise dreary lives by vicarious pleasures form the comfort of their armchairs. Normally one tends to ignore such stupidities. But once in a while one doses feel obliged to respond. Particularly since the organization itself does very little to counter such slurs to its reputation. The result of one such instance is the comment below on one … Read entire article »

Filed under: Law and Order, Military, Terrorism

Fix the broken windows – letter to Justice Verma

Below is the text of my mail to Justice Verma in response to invitation for suggestions towards the commission headed by him Respected Justice Verma,  I write to offers some suggestions towards the changes needed for avoiding incidents like the gruesome gang rape in Delhi recently.  While there has been a popular outcry for amending the laws to cater for a more severe punishment for rapists, that may not be the solution, at least not in isolation. The issue of safety of women needs to be viewed in the perspective of the overall issue of improving the rule of law – as the former will automatically follow the latter. This needs to be tackled in a three pronged manner:-  ·         Enforcing existing laws. ·         Swiftly dealing with infringements. ·         Updating  laws and improving legal process. Enforcing Existing … Read entire article »

Filed under: Common man, Corruption, Law and Order, National Issues, Politics, Reforms