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This refers to Indrajit Hazra?s article So Aamir?s a good guy (April 19). Hazra mentions that celebrities are citizens of the land and it is their right to articulate their views in a democratic manner.india Updated: Apr 20, 2006 00:46 IST
This refers to Indrajit Hazra’s article So Aamir’s a good guy (April 19). Hazra mentions that celebrities are citizens of the land and it is their right to articulate their views in a democratic manner. Aamir’s support to the NBA shows that he is in favour of stalling further construction of the Narmada Sarovar Dam until rehabilitation is done. But the Supreme Court’s order hardly meets the insistence of Aamir. Like Hazra, I support crusades by celebs provided they would yield results.
Contrary to the fears expressed by Indrajit Hazra, Aamir Khan’s support to NBA will be able to attract public interest in the plight of people uprooted by the dam. If more celebrities lent their support to such issues, woes of the underprivileged would be better-served.
Apropos of the editorial Deterring pressure (April 19), the proposed Indo-US nuclear deal on civil nuclear technology has benefits for India and the US. It is for India to exploit the opportunity and enhance its nuclear energy generation.
For the US, it’s an opportunity to export a range of technologies and services to India. But it seems the US doesn’t want to help India without strings attached. National security cannot be bartered for energy security.
This refers to the report Shahi Imam meets PM, discusses jobs (April 19). It is not expected of a religious leader to lose patience when he is talking to the media. The Imam should not use such language and should stick to his duty. He should be sorry for his behaviour with the media.
Imam Bukhari and his followers manhandling mediamen outside the prime minister’s house is not the first time that he has misbehaved in public. In one of Barkha Dutt’s TV shows, he referred to Shabana Azami condescendingly, his phrase best not repeated. The media should not give coverage to such people.
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First Published: Apr 20, 2006 00:46 IST