Blues for the Reds
Brahma Chellaney in No two ways about it (October 24) has done well to point out that the US wants to depose one military Junta in Myanmar while supporting another in Pakistan. The problem with the Indian Reds is that while they preach anti-Americanism, they shut their eyes to the Chinese style of expansionism. When China violated human rights against peaceful Tibetans, scores of Tibetan refugees took shelter in India. China’s role in what is happening in Nepal is also well-known.
Apropos of the editorial Policy over personality (October 22), it is wrong to launch personal attacks on the Prime Minister instead of attacking his government’s policies. It’s an open secret that, at present, there is no Opposition worth its name in Parliament. It is thus incumbent upon the failed Opposition not to question the PM’s personality but subject his government’s policies to political scrutiny.
Drawing a fine line
Apropos of Sitaram Yechury’s article No stars in our eyes (October 18), regarding the US hegemony in space, we have Chinese hegemony hovering over India. China has not vacated thousands of square miles of our territory and now is claiming Arunachal Pradesh as disputed territory. It has not recognised the McMahon Line as the boundary between China and India and even Tibet has not been restored to the Tibetans till now.
The old Muslims
The series The New Muslim
is one of the best features by HT yet. The stories of Muslims who fought determinedly against hardships are engaging. But there are some people who are still living a life of misery due to State negligence and apathy.
Syed Hassan Kazim,
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