Spoilers in diplomacy? Look no further than the Congress
This refers to the report New leak: Rahul on 'Hindu terror' (December 18). More damage is done to our diplomacy by the Congress than the so-called Hindu fundamentalists that they target. Rahul Gandhi's pseudo-secular credentials were exposed by Wikileaks and not by the Opposition. His remarks are amazing, at a time when India was seeking US assistance in cornering jihadists from Pakistan for their role in 26/11. It seems nobody in a position of power is credible enough to pass through scrutiny.
Ashish Rai, via email
Tea, but no sympathy
With reference to the editorial Reading the fortune cookie (Our Take, December 18), Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to India was not as fruitful as US President Barack Obama or his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy's trip. Wen failed to address India's concerns on Pakistan's State-sponsored terrorism or its inaction in bringing the 26/11 conspirators to book. Wen didn't back India's case for permanent membership in the UNSC.
Amar Upadhyay, via email
Fear is the key here
The report Crime of passion (December 19) shows how Delhi is undergoing a thorough moral degradation as incidents of sexual assault grow every day, exposing the sloppy safety and security measures in the metro. The accused must be given rigorous punishment to make society free from fear.
Shafaque Alam, Delhi