Kudos to Brahma Chellaney for highlighting the NDA government?s weak-kneed policy towards Pakistan-sponsored terrorists (A bleeding shame, December 31). By falling prey to Pervez Musharraf?s double standards, the NDA government had compromised with the country?s security.india Updated: Jan 02, 2006 01:55 IST
Kudos to Brahma Chellaney for highlighting the NDA government’s weak-kneed policy towards Pakistan-sponsored terrorists (A bleeding shame, December 31). By falling prey to Pervez Musharraf’s double standards, the NDA government had compromised with the country’s security. The release of hardcore terrorists in exchange of the passengers of IC-814 hijacked to Kandahar was India’s biggest political blunder.
The recent terrorist attack on IISc Bangalore should serve as an eye-opener for the government. India should adopt a tough stand in dealing with Pakistan. Our Pakistan policy should certainly be reciprocal, one way or another.
Brahma Chellaney’s perseverance in reminding us of the Kandahar shame deserves praise. Our incompetence stares at us strongly. The NDA government allowed itself a shameful act. The UPA government should take action against such leaders.
After penetrating the security of Delhi and Mumbai, terrorist did not spare our main IT city of Bangalore. The murder of renowned Indian scientist has unveiled the government’s security loopholes.
I agree with the editorial Tired or retired? (December 31). Strange are the ways of politics, even if politics runs in the blood of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who is an evergreen player. But Vajpayee may well spring into real action when asked to do so by party politicians.
Party with differences
This has reference to Uma Bharati’s article Party with a difference (December 30). But seeing the differences in the BJP, it should have read ‘Party with differences’. These differences helped the Congress become stronger when it was in the doldrums.
President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has set an example before politicians by refusing to accept the honorary degree of science from Patna University.
Subhash C. Shukla
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