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Chinese checkers

With reference to the report Close to Hu visit, China claims Arunachal (November 14), the arrogance of the Chinese government is astounding.

india Updated: Nov 15, 2006 00:46 IST

Chinese checkers

With reference to the report Close to Hu visit, China claims Arunachal (November 14), the arrogance of the Chinese government is astounding. India must withdraw recognition of China’s claim on Tibet, which was a mistake in the first place. The government should call an all-party meet and tackle China’s claim on war footing.

Velayuthan Nair
via e-mail

II

The Chinese ambassador’s  statement should not be taken lightly. The fact remains that we have once before been betrayed by our neighbour. At that time, the slogan Hindi-Chini bhai bhai echoed throughout the country. While continuing to engage with China through trade and commerce, we need to be ever vigilant on our borders, lest we be taken by surprise once again.

Navneet Dhawan
Delhi

Don’t harm relations

Apropos of Lhasa, in translation by Tenzin Tsundue (November 14), the concept of non-violence has been an important source of inspiration for the people of India. But in the present context of progressive relations between India and China, the remarks made in the article may harm bilateral relations.

CB Nagar
Dehradun

Sad Children’s Day

Every year we celebrate Children’s Day, but it is shameful that even 40 years after the death of Jawaharlal Nehru, we have not been able to eliminate child labour. Around half the population of children in India does not have access to a school and cannot read or write. This is the future of India.

Suruchi Agarwal
Delhi

Inhuman act

The youths who killed seven people in Mumbai deserve the strongest punishment. Do they realise the cost of their reckless behaviour? The untimely death of the workers must not be taken lightly. First of all, the families of the victims must be compensated appropriately.

Mahelaka Begum
Kolkata

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