It’s time for them to mend their ways
The attack on the Indian Embassy in Kabul points the needle of suspicion at Pakistan. The recent spurt in State-sponsored terrorism proves that Pakistan is a threat to other countries. There’s enough proof that the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and the Pakistani army are involved in the various terrorist attacks across the globe. If the international community doesn’t put pressure on Pakistan now, it will lead to many more terrorist strikes.
K.V. Seetharamaiah, Hassan
Eye for an eye...
The government’s plan to launch a large-scale military operation against Naxals will lead to collateral damage (Anti-Naxal offensive to begin in 11 places, October 10). Though the insurgents’ acts of beheading a police inspector and killing 17 security personnel are condemnable. But violence will not solve the problem. The government should insist on a peaceful dialogue with Naxals.
Sukla Sen, Mumbai
The editorial The need to recapture India (Our Take, October 9) rightly stated that the problem of Naxalism has gone out of hand because it was being ignored all this while. The military offensive against Naxals, which the government is planning, is only a way to cover up its inability to cater to the people of Naxal-hit areas.
N.S. Venkataraman, via email
An award for the future
Barack Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize Committee are being wrongly criticised. By awarding Obama, the committee has started a new trend of recognising the potential of people who, if motivated, can revolutionise the world. It’ll take some more time for people to get adjusted to this shift. But eventually they will realise that it is for everyone’s good. Both the Nobel Committee and Obama should be congratulated for their
Gautam Chopra, Chandigarh