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With reference to the editorial Not a time to be so opaque (Our Take, August 18), the government’s inept and insensitive handling of a delicate situation is causing great damage to people from the North-east living in other parts of India

india Updated: Aug 20, 2012 22:38 IST

The government has failed to protect its own people

With reference to the editorial Not a time to be so opaque (Our Take, August 18), the government’s inept and insensitive handling of a delicate situation is causing great damage to people from the North-east living in other parts of India. The developments in Bangalore and Pune are shameful. If a government cannot protect its own people, then it does not have a moral right to govern. The UPA government must sternly deal with rumour mongers and those instigating the exodus of people from the North-east states.
Ashok Goswami, Mumbai

Give hope to the hapless
With reference to the report Scared but hopeful, they arrive (August 17), the exodus of minority Hindus from Pakistan is a matter of grave concern. The population of Hindus in Pakistan has been dwindling and any relief to the beleaguered minority is too much to expect. India must grant citizenship to these hapless people.
Lalit Ambardar, Delhi

Caught in a web of graft
The spectre of corruption has come back to haunt the Congress-led UPA with the Comptroller and Auditor General coming down heavily on the Centre for its flawed policies on coal blocks allocation, airport and power projects (Our likely loss: R38,00,00,00,00,000, August 18). After the 2G scam, the UPA is, once again, in trouble. It would be interesting to see how it manages to explain itself when the Opposition raises these issues.
CK Subramaniam, Mumbai

Nurture the natural talent
Samar Halarnkar in Reaching the dream (Maha Bharat, August 16) rightly states that Indian players have started getting some systematic support from the government, a few trusts and some former champions. But India still needs to nurture sports other than cricket to perform well in the Olympics. There is no dearth of talent in India. What is lacking is right guidance and proper training facilities.
Meenakshi Gupta, via email