For a safer neighbourhood, India must start listening to Kabul more
This refers to the report No Indian choppers, guns for Karzai (May 26). India must be generous to Afghanistan as it is battling subversive elements within the country and from neighbouring Pakistan.
The Pakistan army is trying to find a foothold in Afghanistan to establish its much-needed strategic depth. Given the political environment and geopolitics in the region, New Delhi should consider Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s request for the supply of military weapons positively.
PP Talwar, via email
Where each must play a part
With reference to the editorial When everyone has to pitch in (Our Take, May 25), can regional players in coalition politics really be blamed for not contributing much towards legislation at the Centre when the Congress and the BJP have constantly been looking at short-term political gains? As major political parties with a pan-Indian appeal, it is surely the responsibility of these two big players to behave in an exemplary manner when discharging their duties in and outside Parliament.
Manju Pant, via email
Time to break the glass ceiling
Namita Bhandare in An inconvenient truth (Another Day, May 25) rightly mentions that India is far from giving women a fair environment at work. Women are facing harassment in every part of our social system and there must be greater demand for harsher punishment and action against perpetrators. The women of India have suffered a lot, and for their sake, we must ensure that the rule of law really works.
Rathi Raj, via email
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