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india Updated: Mar 17, 2013 21:55 IST

Pakistan will never grasp our hand of friendship sincerely
The recent attack on a CRPF camp in Srinagar (Terror revisits Valley, 5 CRPF men killed, March 14) by Pakistan-backed militants disguised as cricket players must be condemned in the strongest possible terms. It seems our neighbour is keen to play ‘cricket’ once again with us though it lost badly to us on three previous occasions: 1965, 1971 and 1999. India should now enter Pakistan and seal this series forever. Pakistan will never grasp our hand of friendship sincerely and so it is futile to extend it again.
-Abdul Monim, via email

Don’t treat offenders with kid gloves
This refers to Rahul Bose’s article Don’t always look back in anger (March 13). I disagree with the author’s views that if the perpetrators of crimes show a genuine desire to reform, then an evolved society must also learn to forgive. Indian society is not ‘evolved’ enough and so only harsh punishment can reform offenders and also force others to think twice before committing the same crime. As far as the December 16 Delhi gang rape case goes, only severe punishment for the accused will ensure some kind closure for the victim’s family.
-Sidharth Prabhu, via email

Two schools of legal thought
With reference to RR Kishore’s article Remove the legal shield (March 15). I agree with the author’s views and his recommendations are worthy of action. But is the author following the Chief Justice of India’s (CJI) views on this matter? The CJI has expressed sentiments on how the public cannot play with the law or make outrageous demands to punish a juvenile. I strongly feel that the gravity of the crime should decide the quantum of the punishment, whether the person is juvenile or an adult!
-K Nair, Mumbai

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