An investment in cowardice and terror that brings few returns
With reference to the editorial Anti-terror incognita (Our Take, December 9), the anti-national forces with their nefarious design to destabilise India are cowards waging a war on our democracy. In order to win over Indian Muslims, Indian Mujahideen has cited the Allahabad High Court verdict on the Babri Masjid case as an excuse behind the Varanasi attack. As usual, this unpardonable crime appears to have been facilitated by Pakistan-based terrorists, particularly Lashkar-e-Tayyeba.
Sharful Islam, via email
This cowardly act of terror is another example of how religious extremism tries to hamper the growth of brotherhood within a country. But it is bound to fail. Despite the Indian Mujahideen claiming responsibility for the Varanasi attack, people have displayed remarkable solidarity. It conveys to the perpetrators that love is stronger than hatred and that India is much bigger than the former's baseless, self-centred ideologies.
Anubha Shukla, via email
The brighter side of blights
The recent spat between Ratan Tata and the BJP is good for the country as it will expose more corruption cases (Tata targets BJP in corporate war of words, December 10). A greater number of exposures about corruption in high places will translate into greater pressure on the government to act. Things must get worse to get better. The corrupt have to be publicly shamed and the governments of the day will have to come clean and act if they want to continue in power.
RJ Khurana, Bhopal