Wednesday, May 28, 2003
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Sir, This has reference to the recent arrests made by the CBI in corruption cases. Corruption is only a symptom of the injustice and dishonesty ingrained in our social and political system. At the individual level, one would desist from corrupt practices either out of fear for god or the king (the Prime Minister in our democracy). Nowadays, god has been trivialised through slogans and rituals (thanks to the Sangh Parivar's exclusive claim over Ram and Ram Rajya!); material prosperity and social status (irrespective of means) being the in-thing in a fast changing society. The fear of punishment by the government or the moral authority of the Prime Minister to contain corruption has reached its nadir.
Sir, This has reference to the news item "Minister's PA, others remanded" ( May 24 ), Perhaps, this is only the tip of the iceberg. And if "transfers" alone could make such huge amounts, what about other spheres? How could an official afford to give such a huge amount for a transfer? Is it not an indication of corruption in the department? Such arrests and action may instil fear in others but may not be a solution to the problem.
A. Jacob Sahayam,
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