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Confusion worse confounded

india Updated: Nov 17, 2008 20:17 IST

Confusion worse confounded

The report New age of terror (November 16) is shocking as well as depressing for those who repose their trust in our security agencies. The report proves that high-profile probes are conducted in a shoddy manner by the states and central agencies. It is increasingly becoming difficult to disagree with stories of fake encounters, which we once believed to be some kind of propaganda of some self-seeking groups trying to discredit the investigating agencies. What is worse, no political party is ready to change the existing situation, they only want to further their agenda and create confusion in the minds of the voters ahead of the general elections.

Nalinaksha Mutsuddi, Noida


The media should create a platform for secular citizens so that they can work together against injustices perpetrated by the security agencies. This is important because injustice creates frustration in the minds of young people and this might tempt them to join anti-social/terror groups. It is well- known that Muslims feel that if Hindus are found guilty of terror acts, they are let off lightly. We must ensure that such an impression does not gain credence and the police and defence forces are not saffronised.

Shahnaz, Bhopal


With reference to the report Terror and after: Malegaon plot thickens (November 15), everyone must condemn the involvement of a senior Army official in the Malegaon blast case. As a society, we must stop the practice of labelling terrorist groups. All those who are involved in terrorist activities, irrespective of their religion, are criminals and should be punished. Let us not give them the advantage of hiding behind the banner of any one particular religious group.

Gunjeet Kaur, Bikaner

Party by invitation only

Ramachandra Guha’s article The children’s days (History Matters, November 13) on the dynastic tradition in Indian politics seems premature. Didn’t Jawaharlal Nehru hand over the reins of the Congress to Indira Gandhi? The way Sitaram Kesri was dumped from the top post and Sonia Gandhi given power speaks volumes for the party’s culture of sycophancy and favouritism. Inner-party democracy is non-existent in the Congress. No doubt things will change one day but that time is yet to come.

Nalinaksha Mutsuddi, Noida

Over the moon with pride

Apropos of the report The tricolour has landed (November 15), India has achieved a milestone and it is a matter of pride for every citizen of the country. This achievement shows the advancement of India’s research in space technology. The data, which will be collected and analysed, will benefit future projects, especially the manned mission to the moon.

SV Taneja, Delhi