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Hindustan Times
New Delhi, May 12, 2013
First Published: 23:43 IST(12/5/2013)
Last Updated: 00:07 IST(13/5/2013)

The India-China standoff is over, but festering problems still remain
This refers to the report China doesn’t clear intrusion air, India doesn’t ask for it (May 10). The recent India-China standoff over the Chinese intrusion at Daulat Beg Oldi in Ladakh seems to have been temporarily resolved. But the festering territorial disputes could lead to greater friction in future. India and China cannot wish each other away and it would, therefore, be in the larger interest of both countries to come to the negotiating table for an amicable solution.

Devendra Khurana, via email

We don’t need his master’s voice
The fact that the Supreme Court has described the country’s premier investigating agency as “a caged parrot that speaks in its master’s voice” is shameful, not just for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), but also the UPA government (CBI altered ‘heart’ of coal report, is caged parrot: SC, May 9). The CBI has conducted itself inappropriately by accommodating the executive’s opinion in its probe report on the coal scam. This suggests that its members are subservient. To correct this state of affairs, it is time the CBI got its rightful autonomous status.

Mukund Marathe, Mumbai

An extradition treaty could work
The editorial It is time to talk the talk (May 10) rightly states that India is morally and politically bound to bring Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Haq’s killers to justice. Every jail inmate must be considered as responsible as the jail’s authorities. It is sad that many Indian prisoners in Pakistan and many Pakistani prisoners in India are behind bars despite having served their sentences. The tragic deaths of Sarabjit Singh and Haq must force India and Pakistan to sign an extradition treaty.

Kamala Kumari, via email


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