Incidents of violence like those in Mumbai must be stopped now
With reference to the report Assam violence leaves Mumbai burning, 2 dead (August 12), protests in Mumbai against the recent riots in Assam seem to be stage-managed by a section of the minorities. Such incidents must be nipped in the bud to ensure that they do not spread to other areas. The people behind the Mumbai incident have done a disservice to their community and the nation with their actions. They should have used a lawful method to register their protest.
Bichu Muttathara, Pune
We must help them relocate
This refers to the report Pak Hindus arrive with horror tales (August 11). It is unfortunate that successive governments have neglected the plight of Pakistani Hindus. We all know how Hindus are forced to convert to Islam and how Hindu women are made to marry Muslim men twice their age against their wishes in that country. The Pakistani media regularly reports the persecution of Hindus. Our government, with help from the United Nations, should set up a special task force to help Pakistani Hindus relocate to India.
HN Ramakrishna, Bangalore
We are so out of the game
The plight of the Indian hockey team at the London Olympics should be a wake-up call for the authorities concerned (Time to play some smart hockey, August 12). Hockey India should own up to its faults so that we don’t put up such a shameful show in Rio in 2016. In fact, all sports bodies in India should pull up their socks. There’s nothing to be proud about our performance in London. A country of more than one billion people couldn’t win even one gold medal. This is indeed a matter for concern.
N Mahadevan, via email