The media unnecessarily play up people who do not matter much to the common man to increase their TRPs. Take Monica Bedi and Mohammed Haneef, for example. Monica enjoyed her life all these years with a don abroad, and Haneef built his career outside India.
A complex course
With reference to AG Noorani’s Peace by piece (July 31), it is pleasant to hear declarations by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and General Pervez Musharraf aimed at restoring peace in Kashmir. Had these announcements been implemented, it would have ended one of our biggest problems. After craving for self-rule, India is now moving on policies that could ultimately resolve this complex issue.
AG Noorani seems to be suggesting that we should compromise on our Constitution in order to strike a deal with Pakistan. How can a sovereign country have a pact like Northern Ireland with a military government? How will India allow joint rule in an Indian state in violation of the Constitution? Noorani must know Pakistani rulers’ own policies are responsible for its plight today.
Darkness in Pakistan
The present political upheaval caused by Pervez Musharraf’s home-grown jehadis has resulted in mass violence. The whimsical decisions of this dictator have marooned the Pakistani economy and pushed the nation into darkness.
This has reference to the editorial Daughters take the backseat even at home (July 28). When people are hypocrites, the fight by the media alone will not help. The government must take stringent measures to elevate the status of women in this country.