It is a pity that our parliamentarians are more interested in paralysing proceedings in the House than doing something constructive. It was wrong to leak the Pathak Commission report to the press prior to placing it before the House. But has it done so much damage as to force the Prime Minister to resign? Hardly. Our parliamentarians should behave more responsibly.
Apropos of the editorial Feed us the facts (August 7), it is true that our drinking water, fruits and vegetables have high levels of pesticide residues, chemicals and other toxics, but this doesn’t absolve cola companies of responsibility to produce pesticide-free products. There is need to harmonise the data on pesticide residues and then set limits.
Stop this madness
we are shocked not as much by the bombing of innocent people by Israel but more by the silent consent of the Heads of State who have surrendered their honour to countries like the US and Israel. The half-hearted response to this situation by the Manmohan Singh government is painful. Since India is the homeland of Buddha and Gandhi, our government should take some measures to prevent this mindless bloodshed.
No shelter to militants
Much has been said about the continuing terrorism and infiltration in J&K. It all ends with our pointing fingers towards Pakistan. We must first understand that terrorism in any country cannot sustain itself without local support which may be out of choice or by compulsion. We should know why our people in J&K give shelter to militants coming from Pakistan. Only then can we think of peace in the troubled state.
Pervez Musharraf says Pakistan will pay back in the ‘same coin’ if any punitive action is initiated by India against it in hot pursuit of terrorists. With such attitudes prevailing across the border, I fail to understand how our leaders will be able to establish peace and friendship between the two countries.
Rama Kant Gupta
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