Letters to the editor

Published: May 30, 2015 12:25 AM

Shed no tears for Salman Khan

Shed no tears for Salman Khan

Apropos of the edit ‘Unjust cause’ (May 8), the message that ‘no one is above law’ should finally pour into the ears of those Salman Khan-admirers who did not hesitate even to taunt the court that awarded the actor his punishment for the hit-and-run case he was involved in, which is a clear contempt of the court. In India, influential persons, be they industrialists, film personalities or politicians, treat the judiciary as something that exists to be subverted; they try to influence the judicial process by the dint of their money or muscle power and are allowed VIP treatment at jail. So, the maudlin sentimental support for Khan should take back-seat (pun intended) and the judiciary should be allowed to perform its duty without pressure/hindrance from any quarter. The helpless victims should be adequately compensated by the perpetrator for his grievous misdeed. The court should explain the reason behind the inordinate delay in delivering the final verdict, which frustrates the basic concept of natural justice.

Debabrata Sengupta

Howrah

Private banks outperform PSBs

It is shocking that PSU banks have fallen behind their private sector counterparts in terms of profits. The government is entirely to blame for this. One one hand, it doesn’t recapitalise banks at the time of their need. On the other, the nationalised banks must further the inclusion agenda of the government and must heed political “requests” regarding loan grants. Not surprising then that they are outclassed by the private banks.

Prahlad Bhasin, Mumbai

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