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Matters of faith

Apropos of the editorial Blurred lines between faith and politics (September 15), Uma Bharti is right in advising that the issue of Sethusamudram should not be politicised.

india Updated: Sep 17, 2007 23:44 IST

Apropos of the editorial Blurred lines between faith and politics (September 15), Uma Bharti is right in advising that the issue of Sethusamudram should not be politicised. As far as playing politics on Sethusamudram and mixing religion with politics, we have enough of it in the country. Even the affidavit submitted on this issue was an intentional attempt to belittle Hinduism, probably to prove the government’s secular credentials. This has not been appreciated in the editorial.

Shanti Bhushan, Noida

II

It is sad to see the BJP and the Congress are indulging in a war of words on the Ram Setu issue. No religion or belief can take precedence over matters concerning the nation’s development. For how long will we see our progress marred by cultural and religious differences? The execution of the Sethusamudram project will see Tuticorin emerge as one of the major sea-ports in the world.

Vipul Kumar, Delhi

III

Ram has a great influence in our daily lives and no one has the right to hurt our sentiments. The name of Ram is as important as oxygen for Indians. The controversial affidavit is immoral and it can harm peace and harmony. It cannot be taken lightly. The UPA government should apologise for its actions.

Md Parwez Alam, Delhi

Instant justice

The editorial Judge, jury, executioner (September 14) has rightly said that the first step that must be taken is for the law to make clear that collective murder can have no social or legal sanction. But why are people forced to take such action? The fact is that the law-enforcing agencies, including the police and judiciary, are hardly doing their duty. Unless they do it, such ghastly incidents could recur.

Vidya Sagar, Delhi

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