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China crossing the line

New Delhi should become more aggressive in asserting our rights over the state and protest strongly against such unwarranted comments.

india Updated: Feb 11, 2008 22:22 IST

Apropos of the editorial Fencing with the dragon (February 11), China’s objections to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh have shocked many. New Delhi should become more aggressive in asserting our rights over the state and protest strongly against such unwarranted comments.

K.V. Seetharamaiah

Hassan

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Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India. As PM, Manmohan Singh has the right to visit any part of the country. Though there are some contentious issues as far as our relationship with China is concerned, it is unfortunate that Beijing made such a comment.

Bishal Das

Delhi

A great soul

Baba Amte’s death is a great loss to the nation. He devoted his life for the welfare and rehabilitation of leprosy patients. Embracing leprosy patients and living with them is not an easy task. Amte will always be remembered for his contribution to society. We salute the great soul.

Narayan B. Iyer

Mumbai

Criticise policies only

Apropos of Sitaram Yechury in Modi No. 2 (February 7), the Left leader has every right to criticise the policies of his opponents but bringing things to a personal level is indecent. Every citizen can dream of occupying the Prime Minister's chair, but the realisation of that dream is subject to the collective will of the electorate. The 61 MPs of the Left are sitting in the House by the people’s will and not by any charity, and the same logic applies to Advani. Instead of demeaning each other and creating confusion, why can’t our politicians engage in a meaningful debate on problems that plague our country?

R.K. Sudan

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Sania’s failings

APROPOS OF the report Sania, please don’t say no ever again (Feb. 8), Sania needs to be mature in her outlook as a sportsperson. She has only herself to blame for the controversies dogging her. She infuriated Muslim clergies by breaking her code of conduct as per Islamist laws.

Prem Prakash

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