Apropos of the report Jihadis raid CRPF camp in UP, kill 8 (January 2), Pakistan is facing internal crisis and it will try to divert attention of the world by creating problems in India. The government must get tough with Pakistan and stop civilian movements between the two countries. The UPA must give priority to the security of the country and give up its appeasement policy.
It is a matter of shame for the UPA that terrorists have managed to attack camps of security personnel. After every such incident, the Home Minister issues hollow warnings but nothing is done to redress the situation. To boost the morale of the people, the Prime Minister must replace the Home Minister for dereliction of duty.
Kedarnath R. Aiyar
Time to act
With reference to Pankaj Vohra’s article Party poopers (December 31), Congress’s defeats in the Assembly elections should be a cause for concern for party president Sonia Gandhi. Unless the Congress leaders rejuvenate the rank and file of the party, the results of the coming elections will be devastating for it.
This refers to Ramachandra Guha’s article Country cousins (January 1). India should understand that in today’s world, power flows from economic strength. The government must push for revamping of Saarc and boost trade with the member-nations to increase its economic clout.
Apropos of the report Caste fuels Orissa fire (December 31), communal clashes should be put down with
a strong hand. Unfortunately, the Congress, which ruled the country for over five decades, never opposed the missionaries. Today, conversions are allegedly fuelled with the help of foreign funds. This is unconstitutional and should be strictly stopped by the government.
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