Apropos of Pankaj Vohra’s article Peril in Pakistan (January 7), despite the claims of Pakistan’s military rulers and their assurances of a fair poll, the truth remains that Pakistan was always under an unbroken spell of instability. It has not only been run by a succession of military rulers since its inception, but most of these dictators came to a violent end. Pakistan stands on the verge of being a failed State.
President Pervez Musharraf’s credibility has dipped to its lowest. The writer rightly concludes that the burning problem plaguing Pakistan is that of terrorism. The answer lies in free and fair elections at the earliest, but this is not likely under Musharraf’s rule.
Scrap the tour
Apropos of the report Come back home, nation tells its players (January 8), India should not only pull out of the Australian tour but must realise the need to have a rational approach towards the game. Cricket is no longer a sport, it is full of corruption. We tend to waste precious time watching and thinking about
this game while neglecting other sports.
India has always fought apartheid and racism and till date no Indian sportsperson has ever been found indulging in any sort of racial comments. Whatever happened in Sydney is an insult to India and Team India must leave Australia at once. There is no point in looking towards the BCCI that is controlled by corrupt politicians.
We Indians are the first in the world to raise our voice against racism. The issue is linked to our values and commitment towards a world order where all are equal irrespective of their colour, race and ethnicity. We refused to play South Africa for several years because of apartheid. So it is humiliating that India was made a victim of racism by the ICC and Australia.