Put selective memories behind us and maintain a united front
With reference to Ashok Malik’s article The mood’s different (February 27), it is surprising that the media is giving more coverage to the 68 people who died in the Gulbarg Society attack rather than those who were burnt alive in the Sabarmati Express. No one seems to be writing about those innocent people who were maimed or families that lost their sole bread-winner in the riots that followed. If India has to progress, we have to bury the ghosts of riots and strive to stay united against the communal forces.
Vanita Shenoy, Mumbai
Kejriwal's right, so why be upset?
This is with reference to the report Kejriwal slammed for remark on MPs (February 27). Social activist Arvind Kejriwal is not wrong in pointing out that people with criminal backgrounds are in Parliament. However, Kejriwal never said that all MPs are criminals. So why are clean MPs so upset with the comment? Such statements are not new and are inevitable thanks to the levels of corruption we have in the country.
MC Bhardwaj, via email
You’ve got to hand it to him
This refers to the editorial The familiar old feeling (The Pundit, February 27). Before becoming finance minister, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visited the US as chairman of the UGC and lobbied with the US, World Bank and IMF. He came back to India with a US-administered package of economic reforms that included opening the Indian markets to American companies. So Singh is the best person to talk about the power of the foreign hand and his word should be accepted without question.
Tirath Garg, Ferozepur