Apropos of the editorial IPL’s democracy (June 3) the inaugural show of the T-20 tournament has been quite a success. While the purists did express their alarm over the erosion of the ‘art of batsmanship’ and the ‘craft of bowling’, the latest avatar of cricket, full of glitz, glamour and spectacle, did provide great entertainment. As the editorial has mentioned, high and popular versions exist in every art form, so will it be in cricket.
The attack on the Danish embassy in Islamabad is a shameful and cowardly act (Suicide blast kills eight, June 3). How could the terrorists penetrate the high-security zone? The people who are in charge of internal security in Pakistan must resign immediately.
M Irfan Khan
Come all, be all
Leader of the Opposition L. K. Advani’s view that the BJP wants to reach out to the minorities, is an attempt to cover up for BJP President Rajnath Singh’s demands that the word ‘secular’ be dropped from the Constitution. Singh is again flaunting the party’s core nationalist ideology, which is going to make some its allies squirm with embarrassment. Advani may be trying to woo the Muslims and other minorities but how can one forget that Narendra Modi is still at the helm in Gujarat and that his government is going soft on the rioters.
Bidyut K Chatterjee
The debate on redefining ‘secularism’, Article 370 and the Common Civil Code that BJP wants, can be taken care of if and when BJP comes to power at the Centre. For the moment it should concentrate on the states where the BJP/NDA is in power. As the President of the BJP, it is Rajnath Singh’s duty to be in touch with the respective Chief Ministers and see that they fulfill the people’s mandate.