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Don't let Raj Thackeray get away with his anti-Bihari tirade

india Updated: Sep 13, 2012 22:54 IST
Hindustan Times

Don't let Raj Thackeray get away with his anti-Bihari tirade
This refers to Rajdeep Sardesai's article An ugly parochialism (Beyond The Bite, September 7). It unfortunate that no action has been taken against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray who has been for years spewing venomous remarks against north Indians, especially Biharis, settled in Maharashtra. In fact, Mumbai's prosperity and development are the result of the contribution of all Indians living in the city. His comments are an attack on the Constitution and the unity and integrity of the country and so he should be punished.
Sudhakar Pandey, Lucknow

Complex cases need time
This refers to Ajaz Ashraf's article How can we forget Gujarat 2002? (September 12). At a time when we need to ease the growing tensions among different communities in the country, Ashraf's opinions could incite people. The author should know that riot cases go on for years in this country and Gujarat is not the only example of our slow judicial system. The 1984 rioters are yet to be punished, so why is he only giving the example of Gujarat 2002?
Ashish Rai, via email

We really need a new beginning
This refers to Sagarika Ghose's article Let's start afresh (Bloody Mary, Septe-mber 12). Ghose is right in stating that both Hindus and Muslims need to start afresh to bridge the broadening distance between both communities. However, political leaders, on their part, should make communal harmony and law and order their first priority. But, appallingly, for political gains, they create inter-community tensions. It's high time our leaders, instead of fuelling public distrust, shunned this communal vote-bank politics and focused on the inclusive welfare of society.
Than Singh, via email

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First Published: Sep 13, 2012 22:50 IST