With reference to the editorial Sarabjit must live (March 18), the fate of Sarabjit Singh has been sealed mostly because of irresponsible media reporting. A series of stories appeared in this newspaper about persons engaged by intelligence agencies for espionage, while it is well-known that no intelligence agency will accept or deny such ‘accusations’. There should be some restrictions on what papers print, especially when related to issues sensitive to national interest.
Focus for Pakistan
At a time when Pakistan is in the process of forming a new government, it would be better for that country to cooperate with India to combat terrorism. Not extending its hand towards India only highlights Pakistan's political bankruptcy in international relations.
Wanted: Pied pipers
This refers to Sanchita Sharma’s report Rote mishap (March 16). The competition factor in every sphere of life is the cause of frustration among children of our generation. We should teach our children not to be enticed by the lure of money. They should strive to be good human beings.
Nuke the deal
Ashok Parthasarathi in The 123 does not add up (March 18) deserves praise for his views. The Agreement is heavily in favour of the US and the Hyde Act has provisions to interpret and implement it to the advantage of the US. Once the agreement is implemented, nuclear development in India will be at the mercy of the US. The issue is so vital for the country that it should be debated in Parliament. It should not be left to an executive decision of the cabinet.
If the facts about 123 Agreement given are correct, then why is the government keen on signing the agreement? The public is not interested in the UPA-Left politics but in what really serves the nation.