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Wednesday, January 10, 2001

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Letters

Policy
Fast-track courts
The Union Law Ministry's decision to set up 1,700 fast track courts all over the country to expedite the suits relating to undertrials is good. There are thousands of undertrials in various jails and many of them have been there for years together due to successive adjournments of hearing, the judge being on leave, the absence of the advocates or public prosecutor. Thus, delayed justice is justice denied. Moreover, the jails are designed to detain convicts and not suspects. The unnecessary detention of suspects could create clashes between groups and, on occasion, lead to jail riots.

Power
Power problems
The power generation, distribution, tariff fixing and collection system is flawed in India. The following observations may be noted:


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