Apropos of the editorial Terrifying prospect (September 11), it is important that we renounce our religious, sectarian and caste loyalties while casting our votes. Given a choice, we as voters should try to defeat the rabid elements. Otherwise, to expect our rulers to find a way out is a bit too optimistic.
Plight of Pandits
The report Despite terror, J&K economy is shining (September 12) amounts to justification of the persecution of the minority Pandits at the hands of the separatists. It is intriguing that the media, NGOs and government remain indifferent to the plight of the Pandits. No individual cases of innocent killings at Nandimarg or Wandahama have ever been investigated, nor has any survey been conducted on the destruction and sale of properties they left behind.
With reference to the report Malegaon boils over, almost (September 11), if the culprit happens to be a Muslim, the investigations will be termed as biased towards the majority community. If the culprit happens to be a Hindu, it will be construed as appeasing the minorities. It is a Herculean task for the investigating agencies, but they should act fearlessly to book the culprits.
The blasts were a result of security negligence. The US is alert to the terror menace after the 9/11 attacks, but we are letting the 1993 Mumbai blasts recur. The police and the administration should remain alert all the time.
The Congress should introspect before teaching the Gandhian way of life to others (Cong to promote secular education, September 11). It is a shame on the part of the party to talk about reviving and teaching the Gandhian way of life when its leaders are indulging in political opportunism and corruption.
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