United we stand
The bomb blasts in Jama Masjid on Friday, the attack at the Sankat Mochan temple in Varanasi and last year?s terror attacks on the eve of Diwali are indicative of a desire to divide Hindus and Muslims on sectarian lines.Updated: Apr 18, 2006 01:05 IST
The bomb blasts in Jama Masjid on Friday, the attack at the Sankat Mochan temple in Varanasi and last year’s terror attacks on the eve of Diwali are indicative of a desire to divide Hindus and Muslims on sectarian lines. We should unitedly weaken the efforts of terrorists who are trying to destroy India’s secular spirit by targeting religious sites.
It appears that the terrorists who targeted Jama Masjid wanted to create unrest and communal disharmony. But they should realise Delhi is above this and this will not affect the unity and integrity of people. On the contrary, such incidents give us strength to come together and face the enemy.
In his article Help from elsewhere (April 15), Brahma Chellaney has raised pertinent questions about the nuclear deal with the US. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh must make it clear to the nation as to why he is so keen to get this deal implemented. There is no clear answer from the government. Haste in policy is never a good thing. Let there be a debate in Parliament.
Give them a home
Kudos to Aamir Khan for speaking up for the dislocated people of the Narmada valley. It is the moral duty of people in authority to see to their rehabilitation. It is shameful that things have come to such a pass that the people have to fight for what is lawfully theirs.
The protests against Aamir Khan’s remarks on Narmada issue has exposed our political class, who are always in search of issues to divert our attention away from their failures. Do they want to convey that they are against the rehabilitation of people displaced by the Sardar Sarovar Dam?
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First Published: Apr 18, 2006 01:05 IST