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Intelligence failure

india Updated: May 18, 2008 23:17 IST

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Apropos of the editorial Terrible Tuesday ( May 14), the bomb blasts in Jaipur reminded us of several heinous acts that have taken place in the past few years. The incident clearly shows the slackness on the part of our intelligence agencies. The perpetrators must be brought to book and the harshest possible punishment handed out to them.

Syed Salman Ghani
Patna

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The blasts in Jaipur are the latest in a series of cowardly acts on the part of militants. The place and time of the attacks show that maximum damage and panic was aimed for. The blasts also show that our intelligence agencies must be well coordinated to thwart the designs of militants. Our security forces should also be on the highest state of operational preparedness.

Madhu RD Singh
Ambala

Too soon to tell

It’s shocking that our investigative agencies are pointing the finger of suspicion at the various terrorist agencies without even beginning to search for the culprits. They claim that the pattern of blasts in Jaipur reflect similar episodes in the past.

Isn’t it possible that other group(s) are behind this and have reproduced the pattern so that fingers are pointed towards Islamic extremists? The agencies should refrain from arriving at easy conclusions when they have no facts except the pretext of an established pattern.

Sandeep Ghiya
Mumbai

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Whosoever is behind the blasts in Jaipur should be arrested, tried and sentenced. But there must be careful investigation to ascertain the role of militant groups other than those related to Islamic terrorism. It is probable that these groups are taking advantage of over-zealousness politicians and the media who have pointed fingers at Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami and Laskhar-e-Tayyeba etc. without real evidence. Let us not be so quick to jump to conclusions which could impact negatively on certain communities.

Deepak Joshi
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