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The fringe lunatics

india Updated: Jan 01, 2008 00:45 IST

Apropos of the editorial Stop the hate crime (December 31), the mindless attacks on churches in Orissa should be condemned. It is sad that after 60 years of Independence, we have converted ourselves from true Indians to lunatic crabs, always trying to belittle other religions.

Peter D’Souza,


The burning of churches in Orissa shows the lack of law and order in the state. Unfortunately, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is dependent on corrupt IAS officers whose motive is to divert central funds in the name of NGOs and make money from transferring officers.

Sushant Sethi,

Time for soul-searching

The BJP’s victory in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh may end up as a flash in the pan if it doesn’t conduct itself as a responsible national party. Now the party should give up its hate politics and take the minority communities along with them. Hatred only begets hatred.

NS Venkataraman
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A heinous act

With the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, elections in Pakistan have become a distant dream. Pakistan now stands at the crossroads and it will be a nightmare for the world if Pakistan’s nukes get into the hands of mullahs who portray a wrong picture of Islam.

Syed Hasan Kazim,


Benazir Bhutto’s assassination is a heinous act. It reminds us that violence begets violence, because she was very instrumental in encouraging the Taliban with the help of the ISI. The incident shows the extent to which extremism is rooted in Pakistan.

Yasir Ali Mirza,


Benazir Bhutto’s killers are not from any other planet, they are among us. If the Pakistan government doesn’t bring the perpetrators to justice, many more assassinations will take place in future.

Akram Raza,