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Live and let live

Ramachandra Guha’s article His faith, our faith (January 30) on Gandhiji’s abiding faith in Hinduism was enlightening. Gandhiji’s insistence that one remains wedded to the religion one was born into, is out of sync with individual rights.

india Updated: Jan 30, 2008 22:30 IST

Ramachandra Guha’s article His faith, our faith (January 30) on Gandhiji’s abiding faith in Hinduism was enlightening. Gandhiji’s insistence that one remains wedded to the religion one was born into, is out of sync with individual rights. Religious priests and bigots often turn faith into an embarrassment, forcing its disciples to seek solace elsewhere. One should be free to choose one’s faith as well as not to believe in any faith — so long one leaves its practitioners in peace.

JM Manchanda, via e-mail

Find an amicable way

Apropos of Rahul Sharma’s article A toy train named Sri Lanka (January 29), the Tamils in Sri Lanka are not a small group of terrorists. They cannot just be annihilated by the use of force. The best way is to take them into the mainstream and give them their due. If LTTE chief Prabhakaran is captured or killed, they will find another Prabhakaran.

Vivek Priyadarshan, Allahabad

Kidney trade

With reference to the editorial Twilight trade (January 29), it is surprising that this racket has been going on in a building that was sealed by the police. This points to the nexus between the doctors, touts and the police. The loopholes in the laws relating to human organ transplantation must be plugged and an organ retrieval bank established to facilitate donation of organs to hospitals.

K Venkataraman, Delhi

II

How low can some doctors stoop for monetary gain? In fact, there’s been a drop in organ donations, which pushed up the illegal organ trade. The forcible extraction of healthy organs makes it imperative to have active policing to curb such illegal practices.

Md Ziyaullah Khan, Pune

Call their bluff

Harbhajan Singh’s exoneration proves that arrogance and perjury go together. The BCCI should take up the behaviour of Australian players with the ICC. They have wasted money with their false accusations.

Sudhir K Bhave, via e-mail