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Apropos of the report Darul fatwa against terror (February 26), it is laudable that clerics, scholars and religious leaders from different sects of Muslims congregating at Deoband have denounced terrorism as ‘un-Islamic.’

india Updated: Feb 27, 2008 00:30 IST

Apropos of the report Darul fatwa against terror (February 26), it is laudable that clerics, scholars and religious leaders from different sects of Muslims congregating at Deoband have denounced terrorism as ‘un-Islamic’. This message needs to be broadcast in our neighbourhood which has become a launch pad of terror against India. Though Pakistan now masquerades as a frontline State in the war against terror, it has been a fountainhead of terrorism. It is another matter that terror has now spun out of control of its handlers and the generals are fast becoming its preferred targets.

Raghubir Singh
Pune

Divide and rule
With reference to Pankaj Vohra’s article Ditch the pitch, get real (Feb. 25), it is hypocritical to blame Raj Thackeray. Arjun Singh did the same by bringing in the OBC quota based on caste considerations so that the Congress will win UP polls. Raj wants the same in a Marathi quota for Mumbai. The Congress practises pseudo-communism and wants to stay in power through its divide and rule policy.

M Vedanta Rao
Ahmedabad

II
Parliamentary democracy has bred so many cancers like regionalism, casteism, communalism and corruption that I wonder who is an Indian in this country. The most dangerous aspect of our democracy is casteism being glorified at the altar of vote-bank politics. No one cares to set the house in order. How long can a tenuous India bear this
repeated assault on her unity and integrity without breaking up?

Noor Mohammad
via e-mail

An illusion
Apropos of the editorial The Mumbai marauder (February 25), the anarchy unleashed in Maharashtra shows Raj Thackeray’s political naïvete. It was a strategy chalked out by Raj who was lost in the political wilderness since his estrangement from the Shiv Sena to get some political mileage. He is not basking in glory but is living under the illusion of an exalted position built on bloodshed.

Syed Salman Ghani
Patna

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