India and Pakistan are both responsible for the mess in J&K

Updated on Jul 25, 2011 10:47 PM IST

The editorial The end of a lost campaign (Our Take, July 22) rightly states that New Delhi’s political blunders in the 1980s complicated the Kashmir issue.

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India and Pakistan are both responsible for the mess in J&K

The editorial The end of a lost campaign (Our Take, July 22) rightly states that New Delhi’s political blunders in the 1980s complicated the Kashmir issue. Kashmiris were disappointed with the Centre’s policies and resorted to unlawful ways of registering their protests. Pakistan, on the other hand, exploited the situation by putting people like Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai in important offices to influence global opinion in its favour. Fai’s arrest exposes Islamabad’s nefarious intentions. However, it’s come a tad too late, as damage has already been done to Kashmir and its people.

JL Ganjoo, Delhi

The pot’s calling the kettle black

With reference to the editorial No exit from this mine shaft (Our Take, July 23), with Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde bringing to light the involvement of chief minister BS Yeddyurappa in various cases of corruption, it’s imperative for BSY to step down from his post. If he doesn’t, the governor must exercise his special powers and impeach him. The ‘expose’ is a slap in the face of the BJP, which still holds Yeddyurappa in high regard and, ironically, is criticising the Congress for corruption.

Rajan Kalia, via email

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The questioning of Amar Singh by the Delhi Police is an eyewash (Amar questioned for over 3 hours, July 23). In India, the law is not the same for everyone. Politicians often abuse our legal system but rarely get punished. Incidents like these only deflect people’s attention from bigger problems.

Shafaque Alam, Delhi

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