Apropos of Tribute to WWI heroes (September 4), many people are unaware that India Gate in Delhi is a memorial for soldiers who died in WW-I.india Updated: Sep 05, 2006 04:36 IST
Apropos of Tribute to WWI heroes (September 4), many people are unaware that India Gate in Delhi is a memorial for soldiers who died in WW-I, and no one seems to bother about them. It is a shame that we don’t even have a memorial for the soldiers of the INA and the other rebels who sacrificed their lives fighting to make the British quit India.
Root it out
The editorial Terror firma (September 1) is a weak attempt to connect jehadis and Naxals. Though you have rightly said that the effects of any kind of terrorism are the same, the causes are poles apart. Whereas jehadis have deep-rooted, though misplaced, belief in religion, the ideology of Naxalism draws strength from economic disparities and backwardness. Terrorism cannot be tackled with cosmetic treatment or by employing planes to bomb our own people.
Vinod K Khanna
Why do the media persist in applying the dignified term ‘jehadis’ to Islamist terrorists? According to Islam, jehad is war against the ‘enemy within’, one of righteousness against the aggressor within the self. Killing people is no jehad.
Ignorance about Aids
It is shocking that millions of people in India alone are still dying of HIV/Aids (Killed to stop HIV, September 3). Despite efforts to create awareness about Aids and the HIV virus among the masses, our Aids programme has a long way to go.
Occasional publicity and awareness campaigns, hoardings, posters or newspaper advertisements are simply not enough. Also, the government should audit the work of NGOs and societies that take millions of rupees in the name of Aids awareness.
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First Published: Sep 05, 2006 04:36 IST