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No mercy for a terrorist

india Updated: Oct 10, 2006 00:37 IST

Apropos of Pankaj Vohra’s article Straining the quality of justice (Monday, October 9), no Indian can pardon Afzal and his group. Those supporting him must read this article and think of those who lost their lives in the attack. If he is pardoned, he may end up becoming the next Osama bin Laden.

Sadeep NA, Delhi

Reshuffle needed

Sachin Tendulkar’s remarks about the frequent reshuffle of the Indian team are not acceptable. It appears he is afraid his tenure may come to an end soon. Reshuffling players is the only way to make players perform. Those who perform will always find a place in the team. Otherwise, players should agree to get paid depending on their performance. Let the team perform for the country and not just for themselves.

Rajan Gupta, via email

Win-win situation

Apropos of the editorial Dealing with it (October 9), there is every possibility that the Indo-US deal for civilian nuclear cooperation may not be passed in the two-week November session of the US Congress, and the Bill may have to be taken up afresh in its entirety later. Yet India stands to gain a lot. In the first place, the deal is not as much for technology, its import and transfer, as for politics. The US initiative in itself is a message to the world about India’s improved standing. Is it not a credit to India that our nuclear status is deemed to pose no threat despite our not having signed the NPT? Secondly, if the US House of Representatives passed the Bill with a 359-68 majority, it shows it is not a case of partisan politics between the Republicans and the Democrats but that the deal aims at transforming Indo-US relations. Whatever the outcome, India has attained a taller stature on the international platform.

Ved Guliani, Hissar

BJP hypocrisy

The BJP uses the phrase ‘swadeshi apnao’ time and again. How does it explain Smriti Irani in the Coke commercial?

Panna Lal Sahu, Delhi

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