Pankaj Vohra in his article Peril in Pakistan (January 7) correctly described the situation in Pakistan as being beset by instability and uncertainty. Pakistani politicians must do some soul-searching in order to normalise the country. India being a neighbouring country should keep an eagle eye on the tensions that erupt in Pakistan.
Yogita Bahuguna, via e-mail
Did the Pakistan government have a role in the murder of Benazir Bhutto? General Musharraf blindly defends government agencies by asserting that they are incapable of forcing anyone to commit suicide. Blaming Benazir for her own death is like blaming Mahatma Gandhi for his own murder. Musharraf thinks the world is inhabited by people without brains to believe this.
SM Sharma, Noida
With reference to the report Throw Taslima out, Muslim leaders tell Govt (January 9), in a bid to outdo the CPI(M) which packed her off from Kolkata, this move is an attempt to appease the credulous masses. It is ironic that the prevailing terror inspired by pan-Islamism now spreading to the rest of the country, does not evoke any such response from these self-appointed community representatives and their political supporters. The secessionists who regard Kashmir as an unfinished task of the religion-based Partition are more dangerous to the nation than ever before today.
Lalit Ambardar, Delhi
The ICC has set a wrong precedent by replacing umpire Steve Bucknor in the Perth Test. Instead, it should have taken other measures to see what really went wrong while making these decisions. It’s a insult to a man who is known as a good umpire around the world. Mind you, there is no Indian umpire in the elite panel of umpires of the ICC. Politics has overpowered the game and it is losing its sheen. The ICC has to do something about this as the whole world is watching the compromises being made to keep the boards happy. No one is talking about cricket’s welfare.
Amit Bhandari, Delhi