This is also terrorism

Sir, - It was highly disturbing to witness the violence that erupted during the civic polls in Tamil Nadu when unlawful acts such as preventing election officers from doing their duties, indulging in bogus voting and spreading panic among the public were perpetrated with impunity and the police were unable to control this hooliganism. It is shameful that even 50 years after Independence, the Government has not been able to conduct polling peacefully. The common man only desires that he should exercise his franchise without fear and according to his conscience. It is a sorry state of affairs that the Executive had to be reminded by the Judiciary to do its duty. The Government should ruthlessly deal with the terrorism of the type witnessed and the culprits should be brought to book, as justice delayed is justice denied.

S. Krishnamoorthy,

Sankarnagar, TN

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