The National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of India was shocked by the report Bahai trustees accused of embezzling funds (July 14). The allegations are baseless and have been made by a few disgruntled ex-employees of the assembly who have been dismissed from their positions and have been indulging in harassment ever since.
National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is
of India, Delhi
HT reporter replies: The story was based on a city court’s order and an FIR with the Economic Offence Wing of Delhi.
Message to Pakistan
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is justified in asking Pakistan to choose between the LeT and peace. Pakistan must thwart the evil designs of terrorists holed up in PoK and elsewhere on its territory if its leadership honestly wants peace with India.
Delhi Police deserves praise for catching Mohammad Shadad, the hoax caller (Bomb call keeps police on edge, July 17). Since miscreants make such calls for fun and to grab attention, the media should be restrained from giving them publicity.
Repeated terrorist attacks in recent months show the UPA government is soft on terror. It facilitated an understanding between the Maoists and political parties in Nepal. Now, the same Maoists who hurl bombs at police stations in Chhattisgarh and Bihar are poised to have a share in the government in Nepal. India should review its own neighborhood policy before blaming Pakistan for these attacks.
Apropos of Barkha Dutt’s Train to Pakistan (July 15), no Indian can support autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir arguing that the state had a separate Constitution and a separate flag. Granting autonomy to Kashmir will be like giving the state to Pakistan. If we lose Kashmir, what will remain? Ulfa will take away Assam, the Nagas will take away Nagaland and India will cease to exist.
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