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This refers to the editorial Not a time to be so opaque (Our take, August 18). It is a matter of national shame that North-easterners are fleeing Bangalore and other cities apprehending their safety.

india Updated: Aug 19, 2012 23:18 IST

Stop our own people from feeling alienated in their own country
This refers to the editorial Not a time to be so opaque (Our take, August 18). It is a matter of national shame that North-easterners are fleeing Bangalore and other cities apprehending their safety. The government authorities must arrest miscreants who are spreading rumours of impending attacks on them and ensure safety to those from the region in all parts of the country. Tho-ugh the law and order situation can be taken care of, emotional scars will take time to heal. It’s high time we dispel the feeling of alienation among the North-easterners. Before educating people in ‘mainland India’, we must sensitise those to whom the North-easterners turn to when in need of help like police personnel and government officials.
Rajan Kalia, via email

Anna's journey: From fast to farce
This refers to the editorial The message is loud and clear (Our Take, August 15). It is appalling that Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev have relegated fasting, a Gandhian tool of protest, to a farce. However, this in no way undermines the urgency of bringing back the black money stashed away in tax havens across the world. The government must introduce systemic change to rid our system of corruption. The BJP should also act as a responsible opposition and stop fanning anti-politician sentiments.
SK Wasan, Noida

Stop plundering public money
This refers to the report Our likely loss: Rs. 38,00,00,00,00,000 (August 18), the UPA government has lost the right to rule India. It is unfortunate that our leaders are turning a blind eye to the plunder of public money. Inflation and corruption are the two problems that continue to plague our country but the UPA government is not doing enough to check them.
Paramjeet Singh, via email