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Grabbing fertile land

india Updated: Oct 24, 2006 00:36 IST

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Neelesh Misra’s article: Are SEZs the biggest land grab? (October 19) was an eye-opener. We can do without posh malls, but not without precious land that gives us food. This issue needs to be heard by those in the corridors of power.

Sunil Kadian, via e-mail

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I agree with Neelesh Misra’s views. The UP government is harassing villagers whose land was acquired for the Reliance Power Project. The authorities have paid little heed to their protests.

Ajay Kumar Sharma, via e-mail

Art of convincing

This refers to the report ISI hand less than clinching (October 23). The NSA is making India’s case weak by indulging in semantics on terrorism. If the evidence is not clinching, how can you blame Pakistan? Those who cannot project matters convincingly should not volunteer to be grilled by the press.

N Kunju, Delhi

Reserved illegally

The Supreme Court has rightly asked that creamy layers be not given quota benefits. Many states are giving more than 50 per cent reservations. This is in gross violation of the court ruling. Vote bank politics has to be eschewed if India has to become a global power.

KV Seetharamaiah, Hassan

Be firm on terror

With reference to Lurking danger (October 20), there will be turmoil in the Valley whether Afzal is hanged or not. Is Prem Jha under the impression that the rest of India will not react if Afzal Guru is granted clemency? We, as a nation, should be ready for the repercussions of being soft on terrorists.

MK Bajaj, Gurgaon

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the President has the constitutional right to pardon Afzal Guru. But if he takes his decision on the basis of the political situation in the Valley, are we not buying peace at the cost of our judicial system?

Pritam Mukherjee, via e-mail

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