Let’s not forget the tragedy that struck Bhopal 25 years ago
With reference to Indrajit Hazra’s article The haunting (December 2), a new generation is growing up sick, disabled and struggling for justice, with the after-effects of the 25-year-old Bhopal gas leak starting to become visible. Nations often have short memories, and it is not just up to those responsible for the tragedy to provide recompense, but also for us as a nation to make sure that the survivors don’t fall through the cracks.
Buntz Mehta, via email
Terror was not born on 26/11
Rajdeep Sardesai’s views in Still on a tinder box (Beyond the Byte, November 27) were way off the mark. We cannot continue seeing the monster of terrorism through the prism of Mumbai alone, first with regard to the 1993 riots and now 26/11. What happened in Mumbai should not make us forget what has been happening in Kashmir, where millions of Hindus have been forced to live as refugees in their own country. Civil society must also share the blame for it has failed to shake the government from its somnolence. Loopholes that have allowed the spread of terrorism from Kashmir to rest of the country during the last two decades are yet to be plugged, and we have no time to waste.
Ramesh Manvati, Noida
Case of non-existent security
The Kaiga incident, as the editorial Tritium goes a walkabout (Our Take, December 2) correctly argues, has global ramifications. The problem lies in inadequate security checks inside our nuclear laboratories, which is disconcerting in the light of a possible terrorist attack on our nuclear assets. It is time we woke up to the dangers of leaving sensitive technologies and materials open to abuse.
Deendayal Lulla, via email