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Utilise youth power

With reference to Sitaram Yechury?s The future is now (November 9), there is unfortunately no concrete policy that can turn the Indian youth into a fruitful and creative resource for the country.

india Updated: Nov 10, 2006 00:31 IST

With reference to Sitaram Yechury’s The future is now (November 9), there is unfortunately no concrete policy that can turn the Indian youth into a fruitful and creative resource for the country. Our policy-makers should prepare a plan that can employ this workforce in nation-building.

Sanjay Bhawsar, Bhopal

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Sitaram Yechury is right in saying that the government should create the right atmosphere to turn the youth into an asset for the nation. But he should also admit to the problem with the Left, which misuses the youth for unproductive purposes like organising bandhs and rallies. In fact, Nehru’s vision of creating the public sector to fulfil the government’s social obligation failed only because of Left-supported unions.

N Nagarajan, Secunderabad

Biased analysis

Apropos of Lend them your ear (November 8), AG Noorani wants India to listen to what either Musharraf or militant groups say about Kashmir. Be it demilitarisation, self-rule or the ceasefire offer, he wants India to bend its knees before Pakistan.

He should instead ask Pakistan to lend an ear to India’s repeated requests to shun violence. Noorani should not act as Pakistan’s  spokesperson, but rather as a defender of India’s cause.

JL Ganjoo, Delhi

Enemy of mankind

Saddam Hussein deserves death as he massacred thousands during his rule. Those opposing his punishment should know that the welfare of mankind takes precedence over nationality and religion. This holds good for even the British and US governments.

Pradyumna S, Kharagpur

End is yet to come

Apropos of the editorial Farewell to arms (November 9), what Nepal needs is true democracy with directly-elected leaders at the national and local levels.

SK Sharma, via e-mail

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