Apropos of the editorial After the hurly-burly’s done, the lost battle’s won (February 23), Pervez Musharraf is one of the worst dictators, although he says he was not cut out from politics and would resign if the people wished. The people have given their verdict against him, but it seems he is trying to cling to power.
Tarlok Singh, via e-mail
After Benazir Bhutto’s death, the PPP and the PML(N) have won as the people of Pakistan voted against Musharraf. But Uncle Sam will continue to support the head of State, be it Musharraf, Sharif, Zardari or anyone else, as it has vested interest in Pakistan’s politics. Though Pakistanis would like their leaders to follow the Indian path of democracy, the fundamentalists will not allow it.
Mahesh Kumar, via e-mail
Is the deal on?
with reference to the editorial Deal’s now on the skids (February 22), why did the US Senators ask India for a decision on the nuclear deal when they say that the new US President is likely to review it? If the US wants some changes, the position is welcome, since we, too, want some changes.
S Kamat, Goa
With reference to the editorial No marks for innovation (February 22), the UGC’s decision to appoint a committee to recommend the establishment of new universities and colleges is a delayed step. The HRD Ministry has discussed this for many months. But it is good the ministry has decided to allocate four times more for higher education. India has already suffered enough by neglecting higher education.
Mukhtar Ahmad, Aligarh
Meera Shekar in Don’t lose your appetite, but… (Feb. 22), rightly stated that every year the budget identifies problems like malnutrition facing the country. But little else is done for the malnourished children of the country except engaging in debate.
Neha Bhatia, via e-mail