Let the jingoistic hysteria notderail the India-Pakistan talks
With reference to the editorial Revenge is not the answer now (Our Take, May 6), the retaliatory attack on Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah in a Jammu jail that led to his death for Sarabjit Singh’s killing in a Lahore jail has not only made India lose the high moral ground, but has also made us play into the hands of extremists on both sides of the border. But fortunately, the Indian government showed the resilience in standing up to the jingoistic demands of the BJP and sent a strong message across that it was not the time for rhetorical chest-thumping and high-pitched anti-Pakistan remarks. No force should be allowed to derail the confidence-building measures painstakingly put in place.
Vijai Pant, Nainital
Curb money laundering using IT
With reference to the editorial Not all black and white now (Our Take, May 8), it is appalling that several government-owned banks and insurance companies are accused of offering to open bank accounts and lockers for customers without following the Know Your Customer (KYC) norms and convert their black money into white. Besides initiating action against officials found guilty of money laundering, the government should cleanse and reform the financial system. Moreover, financial institutions should employ new technologies to curb this menace.
Senthil Saravana Durai, via email
A bumpy political road ahead
Sagarika Ghose in The anti-neta neta (Bloody Mary, May 7) rightly says that Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party is not yet a bankable political alternative. Moreover, how will he ensure that his party members, if elected, will live up to his ‘anti-neta’ neta image and that power won’t corrupt them?
Surendra Deo, via email