Vikram Sood in Securing the State (August 2) has not highlighted the local support that terrorist outfits get to perpetrate terrorism in India. A large number of Muslims reside in the US, and they hardly support Islamic fundamentalists as they are well off in life. Pakistan-based terrorist outfits exploit the poverty of Indian Muslims and channel their resentment through pseudo-religious causes.
Govind Singh Bisht
The creation of Pakistan was based on the two-nation theory that projected anti-India feelings. To dodge the issue of jehadi terrorism against India, Pervez Musharraf keeps harping on CBMs and peace talks. Despite India providing solid proof of terrorist training camps in PoK, Pakistan refuses to dismantle these camps. Under these circumstances, there can’t be a thaw in Indo-Pak relations.
Don’t rob their childhood
The editorial Who are we kidding? (August 3) correctly stated that unless the government comes out with a comprehensive programme for poor unemployed kids, their welfare will remain a distant dream. As a first step, will the political parties stop bringing small children with party flags for big and small political rallies? All of us know that these children and their parents are paid a pittance to swell the crowds.
Apropos of the report Is this the last Sports Committee? (July 30), it seems all concerned with sports committee elections have vested interests and no concern with the game. Rejecting all the elected sports committee members’ rights is unfair because elections to the committee are held democratically every year.
Election for the DDCA executive committee is not entirely through personal voting as proxy voting is also allowed. But the election has not been conducted for five years. In states like West Bengal and TN, the secretaries of affiliated clubs manage elections of their committees.
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