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Capital Punishment

A large section of Indians would agree with the views of S V Rajadurai, (“Politics and the Death Penalty”, EPW, 17 September 2011) that capital punishment must be abolished. The letter refers to those who had been condemned to death for murdering Rajiv Gandhi in 1991.

Commissions on Encounters

I have read with interest N Venugopal’s fine tribute to the memory of Azad, a victim of encounter-murders (17 July). Siddartha Shankar Ray, a former chief minister of West Bengal had contributed the term “encounter-murder” to the English language vocabulary.

Against the Death Penalty

I have read with great interest your editorial “The Case against the Death Sentence” (EPW, 15 May 2010). All rightthinking persons would agree with your view that whatever the crime, there is no place in a civilised society for capital punishment.

Persecution of Chakmas

The reading of “Structural Roots of Violence in the Chittagong Hills Tracts” by Bhumitra Chakma (20 March 2010) saddened me.

Gandhi's Harijan

The five articles by EW/EPW veterans (EPW, 10 and 17 January 2009) paying tributes to Sachin Chaudhuri, its founding father, helped me to refresh my memory about the unique economic journal.

Mohit Sen

I refer to the review of Mohit Sen’s autobiography (May 26) and Alaknanda Patel’s letter (June 23) paying moving tributes to Mohit. As a Hyderabadi, I had the privilege of knowing intimately the wonderful couple, Mohit and Vanaja, for more than three decades.


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