With reference to Samar Halarnkar’s article A night without end (Maha Bharat, August 5), both the media and self-styled liberals are to be blamed for the violence in Kashmir. They are trying to justify the upheaval by accusing security personnel for initiating it. This encourages stone-pelters and further fuels the anti-CRPF sentiments in the Valley. The present crisis in Kashmir requires an understanding among all sections of society.
Lalit Ambardar, Delhi
The numbers don’t add up
The editorial It takes few to tango (Our Take, August 7) rightly asks the health ministry to make public its policies, if any, to address the problem of population explosion. Overpopulation is putting pressure on the agriculture sector and leading to an unequal distribution of wealth and resources. The only way to make people realise the benefits of small families is by spreading awareness. Forcing people into sterilisation won’t help.
Iqbal Kaur Saini, Mohali
Let them pay the price later
This refers to the report Let us play, say athletes (August 8). The media are focusing only on the controversies around the Commonwealth Games’ preparations. For them, sportspersons who will represent the nation or their preparations for the Games are not important. This is discouraging our athletes. Sacking Indian Olympic Association chief Suresh Kalmadi now would be a bad move. Many central and state agencies are involved in the multi-million dollar scams and they should all be punished. An official probe into their workings should be conducted after the Games.
Amit Bhandari, Delhi