Post-Fukushima, this is an issue to go nuclear about
With reference to the editorial Cooking up a monster (Our Take, April 21), as far as nuclear facilities and power generation are concerned, India does not have enough checks and balances. As a nation, we wake up only when a major disaster takes place. If a Fukushima-like calamity were to happen here, India would be unable to stall the negative impact. The Shiv Sena, meanwhile, has been in hibernation for a long time and has chosen the Jaitapur issue to indulge in rabble-rousing.
Vikash Sharma, via email
A summer of content for J&K?
The editorial Takes three to tango (Our Take, April 22) rightly states that the massive turnout in the panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir is an indicator of a bright future. The interlocutors, though, need to tone down their statements, like the recent one that India has been represented in Kashmir by the soldiers on the road. Though they have failed to get the hardliners on board, their efforts may prove to be useful in confidence-building.
SK Wasan, Noida
The recent panchayat polls have proved that the people of the Valley are eager for peace and stability in the state. The role of the interlocutors in this exercise needs to be complimented. Their positive approach has brought about changes in the mindset of the people.
Rajan Kalia, via email