As the Mubarak rule cracked, the army stood by its people
The report Finally, Mubarak goes (February 12) is welcome news. The people’s coup in Egypt should serve as the proverbial writing on the wall for despots elsewhere. The aftershocks of the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions may engulf other countries in the region. The Egyptian army has earned the respect of the entire world for standing by its people and not letting Tahrir Square turn into a Tiananmen.
Raghubir Singh, Pune
The Egyptian revolution signifies the victory of good over evil. It might hold significant lessons for another ancient land called India, beset by the malaise of corruption, price rise, Naxalite violence and a collapse of administration and accountability, with the prime minister of the country looking on as a mute spectator, doing nothing.
Pawan Sharma, Delhi
Words are all we have
The report Krishna reads Portugal’s speech at UNSC (February 13) exposes the external affairs minister
SM Krishna’s total disconnect with reality. Worse, his ministry is trying to defend him by saying “it could happen to anyone”. At 78, the man is well past his rational prime. The episode suggests that we don’t take ourselves seriously as an aspiring world leader at forums like the UN.
Sanjiv Wattal, via email
Two sides of different coins
With reference to the report Egypt and Kashmir protests are similar (February 13), PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti is unable to realise that Kashmir cannot be compared with any troublesome region in the world. Kashmiri politicians are a confused lot, vacillating between their demand for autonomy and azadi. It would be wise to remember that Kashmir is a state within a nation, not a country.
Sundar Lal Dua, via email