Execute Afzal Guru, give our security personnel their due
This refers to the report Parliament attack: 10 years later (December 13). Ten years ago, our brave security men prevented terrorists from taking over the Parliament and killing our parliamentarians. Some of them lost their lives in the process. But the nation is yet to acknowledge their sacrifice. By not hanging Afzal Guru, the chief perpetrator of the attack, we are encouraging terrorists. The government is spending a large amount of money in keeping him behind bars. This is our money, which we pay in the form of taxes. Guru is guilty by all means and he must be executed.
Hansraj Bhat, via email
No charity without respect
With reference to Harsh Mander's article Unpalatable truths (Democracy Wall, December 13), the State's adult feeding programme had failed miserably. This prompted religious charities to fill the vacuum and provide free food to millions of people who can't earn a square meal. But if these charities can't provide wholesome food or treat the poor with dignity, then such schemes should be done away with. There's no point in running such a programme when people don't benefit from it.
Gaurav Kumar, via email
Recipe for another downturn
This refers to the report Another warning beep (December 13). Rupee has dropped to a historic low. The industrial output growth rate is not up to the mark and inflation is increasing by the day. All these are signs of an impending economic recession. If the UPA doesn't take remedial measures soon, investments will shrink and employment opportunity plummet. To avoid such a situation, the Opposition must join hands with the UPA and come up with a strong economic policy.
Bapu Satyanaraya, Mysore