It's time to free other Aamirs who are languishing in jail
This refers to Samar Halarnkar's article Accepting Aamir (Maha Bharat, Sep-tember 27). It is appalling that innocent Muslims are detained by the police on terror charges only to be acquitted later after they have languished in jail for years. Mohammed Aamir's is not an isolated case. This harassment of Muslims and youths from different communities in the name of the fight against terror needs to end. Besides setting up of special fast-track courts to expeditiously dispose of terror-related cases, awareness must be created among police personnel so that there's no room for prejudice in an investigation. It's high time the government freed other Aamirs who are still in jail.
Tariq Kidwai, Lucknow
Invest in nutrition for people
This refers to the editorial Not enough on the plate (Our Take, September 27). Our country's unacceptably high levels of child malnutrition are unbecoming of a nation that claims to be an emerging global superpower. The fact that despite decades of economic growth we have failed to check the malnutrition crisis must compel the government to rethink its strategies. It's high time that the government realised that a country’s economic and social health depends on the health of its people. Investment in terms of money and policy-making must be made in such a way that it includes short-term and long-term plans in this fight against malnutrition.
GN Prasad, via email
PM must clarify his stand on FDI
Manvendra Singh in his article Call a spade a shovel (September 28) is right in stating that the announcement of foreign direct investment in the retail sector is nothing but an administrative subterfuge. The fact that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh opposed the move in 2002 when he was in the Opposition shows that he is indulging in doublespeak. Singh must clarify his stand on the issue.
Gulshan Kumar, via email