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india Updated: Feb 26, 2013 23:20 IST

Security must not become a victim of Centre-state conflicts
With reference to the report Mamata may block govt's NCTC initiative again (February 25), terrorism is a challenge to the nation and must be kept away from petty politics. It is the responsibility of the Centre as well as the states to meet this challenge collectively. After the recent Hyderabad terror attacks, the creation of the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) has become all the more necessary. The Centre and the states must come together to sort out their differences over the NCTC plan.
MC Joshi, Lucknow

It is time to see the light
On the one hand, Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit keeps telling people to save power and consume less electricity (Can't pay power bills? Use less electricity: Sheila, February 25), while on the other hand it is a common sight to see streetlights on at various places even during the day. In some places, these lights are never turned off. There could be two explanations for this national wastage. Either the authorities are careless or there is a nexus between the government agencies and discoms. As more electricity gets wasted, discoms earn that much more.
Rakesh Garg, via email

Give us the right to reject
Navin B Chawla in his article Change from within (February 25) is right in stating that today's youth is wholly against those with criminal records contesting elections. But since all political parties are finding it difficult to bar tainted persons, these are the candidates we find in every election. It is time we introduce a proposal for a 'right to reject' system. This would help lessen criminality in our system. I am in agreement with the author, law breakers should not become our law makers.
Yogesh Kumar, via email

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