Why are our politicians worried about the US Congress enacting a Bill? The July agreement does not say that any Bill enacted by the US will be binding on India. Instead of debating the Indo-US nuclear deal or Bill before the US Congress, our Parliament should spell out the basic parameters of our foreign policy and identify areas where its prior approval is needed.
Apropos of Vikram Sood’s Point of departure (August 16), why are we unable to act as the British and the Americans when a small neighbour has been continuously creating nuisance for us? We need less talk and more work, and absolutely no political rhetoric.
No words but action
Apropos of the editorial How about some action now (August 17), this was the 59th Independence Day speech by a Prime Minister and the third by Manmohan Singh. If even half of these words had been converted into action, we could have achieved better progress over the last 50 years. Singh speaks less, however, and we hope he will put his words into action.
The reports that Sri Lanka has solicited Pakistan’s support to take on the LTTE are alarming. One hopes our government and security agencies have taken due note of this development in our backyard. The ISI already has a foothold in Nepal and Bangladesh and if it sets up a base in Sri Lanka, things could get very difficult. The government should take up the matter with the Sri Lankan authorities to remedy the situation.
NCERT a puppet
Apropos of NCERT to teach it like it was (August 17), it is time to turn the NCERT into a constitutional body like the Election Commission to make it difficult for politicians to keep playing nasty games.
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