Don’t blame Arjun Singh alone for the great Bhopal cover-up
Rajdeep Sardesai in Readjust the focus (Beyond The Byte, June 25) rightly blamed successive governments of Madhya Pradesh for not doing enough to ease the troubles of the victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy.india Updated: Jul 01, 2010 22:06 IST
Rajdeep Sardesai in Readjust the focus (Beyond The Byte, June 25) rightly blamed successive governments of Madhya Pradesh for not doing enough to ease the troubles of the victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy. He may have a point when he calls Rajiv Gandhi’s decision to let Warren Anderson escape due to US pressure a pragmatic one. However, it is unfair to blame Arjun Singh alone as he may not have been able to do much if the high command in the Congress party wanted it that way.
Devendra Narayan, via email
It is not clear what Dilip D’Souza in Where Belfast ends and Kashmir begins (June 28), was trying to convey. Does he want to say that it is wrong on the part of the army to conduct searches to flush out terrorists? Unless the locals and the forces together decide to rid the Valley of militants, this problem will remain unsolved. Incidents of the army’s atrocities in Kashmir are more about the army wanting to ensure security for the people than about them turning vindictive. It’s true that their use of violence is unjustified — a fact that needs to be investigated.
Mehandru, via email
Check unbridled price rise
This has reference to the editorial The tank is only half full (Our Take, June 28). The government needs to insulate the general public from the adverse effects of price rise. Tackling ground-level factors, both on the supply and distribution sides should be the watchword. If the Centre makes an effort toward controlling inflation, it can go a long way in reassuring the people that progressive financial reforms do benefit everyone.
Janaki Narayanan, via email