Apropos of the editorial Land in hand in China (March 23), it is strange you find China’s decision to protect private property rights for comments. There is contradiction regarding China that seems to escape the notice of intellectuals: China is a colonial empire. In fact, 60 per cent of China is occupied territory. There are long-term security implications in this for India.
With reference to AG Noorani’s article From Russia, with ire (March 27), Russia is ready for its second power play. Countries suffering at the hands of the US would find a friend in Russia. But ironically for India, if Russia becomes more powerful, Pakistan would again be closer to the US and its allies.
Conviction for corruption
With reference to the editorial Whistling in the dark (March 26), it is an encouraging news that the verdict of conviction has been given in the shortest possible time in Manjunath’s case.
If the cause for which Manjunath took up cudgels is to be given a fillip, corporate personnel have to be provided with security to fight against the corrupt mafia.
We are proud of Manjunath’s loyalty. Laws should be made more stringent, so that more people dare to emulate Manjunath.
A change of guard
With reference to the report Cup of woes for men in blues (March 25), instead of damaging the houses of the players who represent our country, we should insist that fresh talent take over from the old guard and prepare the team afresh.