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Join hands to fight terror

Bruce Reidel in How 9/11 is connected to December 13 (September 11) has aptly analysed the terrorist attacks on the US.

india Updated: Sep 15, 2008 20:59 IST

Join hands to fight terror

Bruce Reidel in How 9/11 is connected to December 13 (September 11) has aptly analysed the terrorist attacks on the US. Though these attacks received worldwide criticism, we still don’t stand united in our efforts to root out terrorism from Afghanistan and Pakistan, which are the new hubs of global terror. The Taliban, al-Qaeda and the JeM, who were responsible for these attacks are still walking tall and free. India, America and the entire world should join hands to destroy the evil of terrorism so that we can gift our next generation a fear-free society to live in.

Anupam Basu, Delhi

Delhi under attack, once again

The authorities should hang their heads in shame for being unable to prevent yet another bomb blast in Delhi. There seems to be a total lack of intelligence-gathering and police coordination. As usual, the government will announce some compensation for the victims, try to identify the explosive material used in the bomb and throw up the usual suspects and the incident will be forgotten till the next tragedy strikes. Sitting in the US, I can feel the fear and anguish of my fellow Indians, but the question is, do the Prime Minister and President of India feel the same?

Avninder Pal Singh, USA

II

Once again our security agencies failed to prevent the serial blasts in the capital, claimed by the Indian Mujahideen. I am pained to see that once again the terrorists have found their target, while the government continues to spend a large amount on agencies that do nothing to prevent such tragedies. To meet the threat of terrorism, we need preventive measures and not those that are curative.

Kulbhushan Kanwar, Chandigarh

III

India has been rocked by bomb blasts and this time the terrorists have thumbed their noses at security by striking in the heart of the Indian capital. I wonder if our government is too impoverished to mount a serious challenge for thwarting the designs of these terror-mongers. We could so with some action instead of being repeatedly told by Mr Shivraj Patil to maintain calm, when we don’t even see him take our security seriously?

Aanchal Anand, Delhi

IV

Every time some terrorist activity takes place, security is beefed up, and men and materiel are deployed to keep up a high alert for sometime, before it all relapses into routine. While it is true that there aren’t enough security forces to keep an eye on every nook and corner of the country, the best solution seems to be the installation of CCTVs to record all suspicious movements.

Kuldip Singh, Delhi

Go slow on the nuclear deal

Apropos of Arundhati Ghose’s article Fit the last piece (September 15), the eagerness on the part of the US to see early implementation of the deal raises doubts about the real motives of the deal. Different groups in the US are joining hands to see that the N-deal gets passed by the Congress at the earliest. But it would be in the larger interest of India if the process of entering into agreements regarding purchase of any technology is left to the next government as the general elections are very near.

SP Ashta, Delhi