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Crime and punishment

india Updated: Aug 20, 2007 23:24 IST
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Pointless posturing

This is with reference to the report Left warns govt of nuclear winter (August 19). The explanation for the present somersault seems to be the subservience of our Left parties to the interests of the Chinese State that is not in favour of India’s aspirations. But Indian communists should not forget that it is China that has been the aggressor on our soil and has been the supplier of nuclear missiles to Pakistan without any provocation from our side. Although the US has also aided Pakistan in the war against terror, it is a better ally than China.

Deepak Gupta, Delhi

II

It is difficult to believe that how Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi ignored the importance of carrying the UPA partners with them on such an important issue. The Left wants to score a political victory now that the elections are imminent. In any case, they are helping their Chinese masters by denying India the status of a country that can trade in nuclear products.

Shri Kant Jaimini, via e-mail

Stock response

Just after the celebration of Independence Day, investors in stock market got a beating when global indices plunged. The Sensex fell in a day by 634 points wiping out vast sums of investors’ money. Now investors are in a dilemma as to how to cope with the turmoil when the market goes down further.

Ashish K Mohanty, Kolkata

Crime and punishment

The assault on Taslima Nasreen by fundamentalists and their outburst that they are ‘Muslims first’ reveals their love for the nation is meaningless. Isn’t India a sovereign democratic republic? How can an individual or a group of people, labelling themselves as people’s representatives, take the law of the land into their hands? This crime is not only condemnable but the perpetrators should be punished.

PC Chakraborty, Delhi

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