Bhopal’s victims were done in by Carbide and the government
It is disheartening that instead of helping the thousands of victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, successive governments have been on the side of the offenders (A disaster still in progress, Our Take, June 08). Over the past 26 years, no effort has been made to get hold of the then chairman of Union Carbide, Warren Anderson, the chief accused whom, as some recent reports suggest, the then state government helped escape from Bhopal. It shows that justice has not only been delayed but it has been completely denied to the Bhopal victims.
Raj Singh, via email
The tough act won’t work
With reference to Fareed Zakaria’s article Don’t play it again, Sam (World View, June 1), it’s foolish and dangerous for America to threaten emerging economies to get them to cooperate. Countries like Turkey, China, India, Brazil etc, make up about half the global economy. A ‘might is right’ policy with these nations will not help the US.
Mahtab Ahmad Tikthi, Aligarh
No takers for Left-overs
In his article Hammered, sickled (June 4), Sumit Mitra rightly states that after losing to the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the West Bengal municipal polls, the Left Front should give up all hopes of winning the 2011 assembly elections. The Left’s defeat is a sign of good things to come for the state. Prakash Karat and Co should realise that the people of West Bengal want to see the TMC’s Mamata Banerjee as their next chief minister.
Sunny Mitra, Kolkata
Let’s keep the growth growing
Congratulations for the informative editorial on the state of Indian economy (Let us grow, let it show, Our Take, June 4). It rightly suggests the policymakers take urgent note of inclusive growth and inflation. The government did a commendable job of managing the economic crisis last year. But it should now ensure that the present growth momentum is kept alive.
M.M. Goel, Kurukshetra