Posted On Wednesday, August 01, 2012 at 08:40:03 AM
This has reference to the news article ‘We’d decided not to cry’, (PM, July 30). I appreciate the strong will power of the Bidve family. Maintaining the calm and controlling their feelings throughout the legal proceedings may not have been easy for them. This could happen as they have stated because of the support from Anuj’s friends and the legal fraternity in London.
The pace of the trial and the speedy judgement has left me awe-struck. We can learn a lot from this. The Aarushi murder trial has been dragging on for the last four years in a fast track court. The long drawn judicial process is a mental harassment to the kin of the deceased. Completion of all murder trials, especially sensitive ones, should not be delayed.
- S N Saroja
An Indian student gets shot by a Briton in England. The accused is tried and sentenced to 30 years imprisonment in less than a year. Compare this with a Pakistani killing scores of Indians on their soil. The accused is pampered, fed biryani and does not get punished.
Another man gives the police slip in Aurangabad, reaches Pakistan via Bangladesh to hatch the 26/11 conspiracy. He is caught by the Saudi Arabian cops four years later, yet the Indian intelligence agencies pat their own back and describe it as a major breakthrough. I think our judiciary, law enforcement agencies and MPs need to introspect as to what ails the system.
- Sanjay Ranade
My eyes turned moist when I read the account of the trial given by Anuj Bidve’s parents. Although the killer has been jailed for 30 years, nothing can compensate for the loss of their son. Yet, the apologies extended by one and all in England, speedy judgement and the announcement of scholarship in Anuj’s memory will help ease his parents’ pain.
Anuj was a victim of a madness that is playing havoc in the world today. Psychopaths like Kiaran Stapleton can be found in every country. Their violent behaviour emanates from substance abuse, arms culture and loss of moral values. While values come from family, the availability of drugs and arms can be controlled.
- M Ganesha
Teach them a lesson
The article ‘Moo-ved by the horror’, (PM, July 30) was indeed moving. I appreciate that such an incident was given due coverage. I request you to follow up on the action taken on the butchers in this regard. It was very appalling to know the way the cow was dragged and tortured. These men should be taught a lesson.
- Neha Gupta
This refers to ‘WB teen molested, MLA blames dress’ (PM, July 29). Such incidents have become quite frequent in the past few years. I disagree with MLA Chiranjeet Chakrabarty. In fact men who indulge in such acts don’t have any morality. Values are taught at home and the way people behave shows what they have got from their family.
- R K Mehta