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Looking for justice

The report This is why terrorists are made (September 26) mentions that because Muslims are not getting justice in this country, they are turning to terrorism.

india Updated: Sep 28, 2008 21:33 IST

The report This is why terrorists are made (September 26) mentions that because Muslims are not getting justice in this country, they are turning to terrorism. But why is terrorism in Pakistan becoming rampant? Is there no justice for Muslims in Pakistan, despite that country having been created on the basis of a separate homeland for Muslims? Despite India being one of the few countries where minorities have the best deal, often at the cost of other groups or the majority, why do people find it difficult to co-exist?

AP Srivastava, Lucknow

Two Commissions, two views

The nanavati Commission has overturned the UC Banerjee Committee’s report on its head. Godhra was a major flashpoint that initiated violence among communities and helped suck Indian youth into the vortex of terror. To that end, whether an accident or conspiracy, the events of 2002 have succeeded beyond their perpetrators’ expectations. Innocent Indians are being killed every other day by those young people who were misguided and brainwashed post-Godhra. After pitting Indians against Indians, I am sure our enemies across the border are counting their trophies won through proxy.

Raghubir singh, Pune


The Nanavati Commission did what was expected of it, to exonerate Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and blame it all on an imaginary conspiracy despite crying evidence to the contrary. The judges overlooked the plight of the 3,000 innocents that fell to marauding mobs just two days later. It’s a pity that the High Court refused to stall unjust reporting because the Commission of Inquiry Act doesn’t prohibit it. It is this travesty of justice that will breed further terrorism, claiming innocent lives. While justice eludes the victims, the rule of the jungle will prevail.

M hasan jowher, Ahmedabad

Unity in adversity

With reference to the editorial Modern life is heaps of rubbish (Our Take, September 26), in spite of the growth in townships, they continue to suffer from rotten planning, disconnected from the area they occupy. Those living in our satellite townships are paying a heavy price for years of shoddy planning. It is unfortunate that basic needs like water, electricity, sanitation and security continue to elude the residents, due to chronic neglect of the concerned authorities. It is sad to think that this is supposedly the ‘shining’ India.

RN Lakhotia, Delhi

A forgotten paradise

peerzada ashiq’s article Way beyond Dal Lake (September 26) reminded me of Bollywood’s old fascination with the Kashmir Valley. The movie Tahaan has brought alive the tumultuous and rich history of the state. The Valley still holds a special place in the heart of Indians who have grown up with images of its beauty, and if there is heaven on earth, then it is the Kashmir Valley

A Basu, Delhi

Death knell for progress

Sayandeb Chowdhury in How the people lost in West Bengal (Chain Reaction, September 26) has well-captured the disappointment with regard to Singur. The unprecedented support for the Nano was a great boon for the people of West Bengal. But the madness of Mamata Banerjee has frustrated all the hopes of those who stood to benefit, and it may just sound the death-knell for all those who might wish to set up any industry in West Bengal.

Shib Charan Ghoshal, via email