Listen to the Army on Afspa, they are the ones on the ground
This refers to the report Ansari bats for Omar on Afspa removal (November 11). The Kashmir interlocutors are not only exceeding their brief but also trying to appease Islamabad and Paki-stan-sponsored terrorists. During the time of Jawaharlal Nehru, no official or politician dared to go against the government's stand on the state and this kept it peaceful. Today, under the UPA government, everyone it seems is free to comment on Kashmir and even go against the Centre's stand. The government should respect the Indian Army's views on the Armed Forces Special Powers Act simply because they are the ones on the ground. If that is not done, militants will try to regain lost ground.
JL Ganjoo, Delhi
Sonia Gandhi still covets power
After her long silence on corruption, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has finally opened her mouth, but only to make negative comments about Anna Hazare and his team (Sonia slams Team Anna on graft charges, November 10). While the country is supporting Team Anna, Gandhi is looking for political benefits. Her stand shows that she is hungry for power.
Prerna Priyakshi, Bangalore
Less playing to the crowd
With reference to the editorial Tripping and falling again (Our Take, November 10), we have not learnt any lessons when it comes to crowd and disaster management. The unfortunate part is the fact that this place has witnessed similar tragedies during the Kumbh festival in the past. The problem will not be solved by just granting compensation to the victims and their families. The local administration should not grant permission to hold such huge gathering if they are not well-equipped to manage the show.
Bal Govind, Noida