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india Updated: Mar 16, 2011 22:00 IST

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Stop the ABVP in its tracks, or ban it altogether
The Sangh parivar is indeed responsible for the actions of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), which takes pride in flouting rules (Lock the goons up, Our Take, March 15). The attack on a professor of the Government Agriculture College in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, by ABVP workers should be severely condemned.

The incident is not surprising, as the police didn't take any action against the ABVP in the HS Sabharwal case, which, in turn, emboldened the goons. The only way to teach them a lesson is by banning the political outfit.
Bal Govind, Noida

There's safety in more safety
The Japan earthquake should make India more cautious about its nuclear policy and programmes (Japan battling chain reaction, March 15). Though our N-reactors can withstand moderately high earthquakes, a combination of an earthquake and a tsunami, which struck Japan, can prove disastrous for India too.

We shouldn't get complacent and ignore the safety of our N-plants.
RK Malhotra, Delhi

Seeing through UPA's actions
The report Minister quota to stay, GoM for checks to prevent misuse (March 14) is shocking and shows that the UPA government is unwilling to displease its allies. The entire exercise, allegedly aimed at checking corruption, is just an eyewash.

The UPA is wrong to assume that it can fool the common man, who is keeping a close eye on each and every action of the government. By not revoking the quota on ministers, the government has given them a licence to siphon off the taxpayers' money.
Manjula Pal, Delhi