India should have made it clear that it’s not overawed by China
The editorial Bordering on a welcome realism (Our Take, May 21) is an attempt to show in a good light the failed foreign policy of the UPA government. China’s incursion into Indian territory was unwarranted and did not appear anywhere in the talks with the Chinese premier. India should have given a hint that such misadventures might affect Sino-Indian ties. With the talks having an overdose of pragmatism from the Indian side, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit has proved that India treats China as a superior nation.
Shanti Bhushan, Ghaziabad
Stop playing the blame-game
With reference to the editorial Opposition for the sake of it (Our Take, May 24), it’s time the Opposition knew that it is simply not better than the UPA. With its own list of disasters, solely blaming the other party for its pitfalls would not help the BJP emerge as a strong party. The evil of corruption, with scams related to different members of the party can never make the masses vote for it. The Opposition should learn to get people on its side and stop playing the blame-game.
Vinita Nayyar, Delhi
Maternal health must matter more
In the editorial Saving our mothers (May 22), Poonam Muttreja rightly states that there is diversity among the women beneficiaries belonging to the scheduled and backward categories. With health workers being reluctant to deal with issues pertaining to maternal health, there has been apathy for a long time about awareness of these issues. It’s imperative for us to have an integrated plan for maternal health and family planning. Also, there should be support from community-level programmes to meet the maternal and infant health goals.
Sandeep Poswal, via email