APROPOS OF the report Advani’s track on terror deplorable (February 13), the former Deputy Prime Minister is trying to cover up the NDA regime’s ineptitude by accusing the UPA of being soft on terrorism. Pakistan-sponsored terrorism was at its peak during the NDA rule. How could he forget the hijacking of IC-814, the Kargil intrusions and the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from Kashmir? Advani is playing vote-bank politics because he wants to become the next Prime Minister.
The report Government bid to regulate Colleges, Minister says no, but documents say yes (February 6), was written on the basis of a draft regulation which is still being discussed by an expert committee and is yet to be finalised. The conclusion drawn by the HT reporter at this stage, when the draft has merely been circulated to all the stakeholders, is premature. It would have been better if a clarification had been sought from the UGC before publishing it. Such reports will only create confusion. The report is nothing but a fallacious interpretation of the draft regulation based on his assumptions.
Go slow on new issues
Apropos of A.G. Noorani’s article Time for course correction (February 12), it will be disastrous to ignore the will of the minority Serbs in Kosovo who are against independence. The world community must concentrate on burning issues like Palestinian statehood, the civil war in Iraq and the Taliban’s resurgence in Afghanistan and Pakistan, before taking up new issues.
Show some spine
Apropos of the report Arrested, bailed, arrived (February 14), the MNS chief, Raj Thackeray, should have been arrested much earlier. Unfortunately, the Maharashtra government lacked the confidence to deal with a man who has shown utter disregard for the Constitution.
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