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Communal secularists

india Updated: Jun 12, 2007 00:23 IST

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AG Noorani in Signalling a wide (June 6) rightly assessed that the RSS will not allow the BJP to become electable in its own right. It represents a non-progressive attitude that the West and Muslims shall fight it out to their destruction leaving the Hindu race unscathed. But why do Indian secularists and communalists fail to criticise Muslim fundamentalism in the same vein as they do the RSS and other Hindu groups? They do not even take cognisance of some of the actions of Muslims, detrimental to India like discarding family planning and opposition to a uniform civil code.

Shanti Bhushan, Noida

Historical blunder

Apropos of Vikram Sood’s article Border line case (June 7), India’s tight-lipped stance on an issue that should have engaged its attention from the day Pakistan detached Gilgit and Baltistan from J&K is astonishing. It was not only a mistake but India’s obduracy to have stopped its army in 1947 at Uri, instead of retrieving the entire territory of the state of J&K.

JL Ganjoo, Delhi

Not all hot air

The editorial We’re all in it together (June 6) rightly pointed out that the non-G8 countries should also have a say in the matter of global well-being. On the issue of climate change in Germany, the US President has invited India and China, perhaps with an attempt to shift the blame for greenhouse gas emissions from the US and also to hinder the rapid growth of these countries. India should bargain on this with the US, the biggest polluter, and other developed countries to have easy access to clean technologies. We must also set our own house in order by tapping non-conventional clean and renewable sources of energy.

GC Biswas, via e-mail

Name Game

Apropos of Pankaj Vohra’s Men in the middle (June 11), I think suggestions of indispensability of one or other candidate not only casts doubts over the capabilities of the Congress as a whole, but are an embarrassment to the others in the fray.

RK Malhotra, Delhi

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