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The other’s view

By insulting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in this manner, US lost the opportunity to find out how much the US may have hyped certain issues.

india Updated: Sep 26, 2007 22:28 IST

The other’s view

When Columbia University invited Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to deliver a speech, I was elated about the possibility of listening to the other side. The event took an ugly turn when Columbia’s President Lee Bollinger labelled Ahmadinejad a petty and cruel dictator. By insulting the speaker in this manner, we lost the opportunity to find out how much the US may have hyped certain issues.
A Chakraborty, Austin, Texas

University unrest

The recent murder of a student and the vandalism at Aligarh Muslim University have tarnished its reputation. Students come to the university to obtain an education and learn etiquette. The authorities must bring about immediate normalcy and expedite AMU’s re-opening to avoid further deterioration in the situation.
Kafil Ahmad, via e-mail

Ill-timed comments

Pakistan captain Sho-aib Malik’s apology to the Muslim community for the defeat against India was an anti-climax to the enjoyable finals. We fail to understand why the Pakistani team consider themselves representative of all Muslims. Malik must realise that the Indian Muslim community was exhilarated over our victory.
SWM Rizvi, Sonbhadra

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I want to remind Malik that there are Muslims in India too who want their team to win. He should be careful about what he says, given his position. He should also be mindful that we have players like Zaheer, the Pathans, Jaffer and Kaif on our side.
Ahsan Khan, Mumbai

Thrilling triumph

Congratulations to Team India for clinching the Twenty20 World Cup with great elan. It was entertainment par excellence. The myth that it was all paradise for batsmen and a hell for bowlers in the T20 version of the game was exploded.
K Venkataraman, Delhi

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