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india Updated: May 05, 2013 22:34 IST

The PM's silence suggests his government has much to hide
Rajdeep Sardesai in his article Silence as a curse (Beyond The Bite, May 3) is right in inferring that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's silence is akin to a ghost that returns to haunt him repeatedly. Though silence is considered a good preserver of energy, a prolonged silence can only be reflective of not having too much energy left. While a sense of quiet exaggerates the PM's aura of honesty, it also comes across as a sign of apathy in a time of unbridled corruption. Reserve can only be your strength when you do not want your good deeds publicised, not when you have something to hide. For the sake of the people of India, Dr Singh, please speak up.
Yogesh Kumar, via email

Hate will always breed hate
The brutal murder of Sarabjit Singh in Pakistan is proof of the fact that nations built on the lines of hatred will ultimately come to forsake respect for basic human rights. (Sarabjit comes home, dead, May 3). It isn't just Kashmir, Pakistan has also destroyed the social fabric of Afghanistan by actively promoting extremist groups like the Taliban. While the killing of Sarabjit seems proof of Pakistan's divisive attitudes, it also reveals that Indian diplomacy remains weak. If India does not adopt a concrete military policy towards Pakistan, we will continue to lose our peace as also bits of our precious land.
Saad Ullah Khan, Aligarh

An extremely belated protest
Ved Marwah's article Crime and cover-up (May 2) only makes one wonder why the writer is choosing to make his protest heard now, years after he had concluded an inquiry into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The former IPS officer, who is expectedly insulated from political influence 29 years later, has decided to tell his version of the truth a little late in the day. If he had shown such zeal earlier, maybe the establishment would have been forced to take note.
Subhash Behari, Delhi

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