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Right, not wrong @@I do not agree with the article, “Why Manmohan should have invited Ashraf to lunch” (Ground Zero, March10). Expecting the Prime Minister to host a formal lunch for Ashraf who was on a personal visit may sound right on an emotional level, but extending official hospitality in the present circumstances was not obligatory. One has to compromise on personal feelings when one is holding an office. Relationships between nations do not flourish on individualistic thinking, mass sentiments work. We upheld our tradition of ‘Athithi devo bhav’ by sending the Foreign Minister to welcome him. @@Dr Sanjeev Trikha, Fatehabad @@II@@I endorse the writer’s views. Courtesy demanded that we forget bitter past experiences and be hospitable. There is a time for everything. The ruling elite seem to be suffering from cultural poverty. The incident speaks volumes about the confusion that abounds in South Block about our foreign affairs and lack of clarity on diplomatic issues. India should not behave like a sulking and petty-minded neighbour.@@Dr Raj Bahadur Yadav, Fatehabad@@Khaki wrath@@Apropos “Evoke fear in criminals, not law-abiding citizens” (Sunday Tribune, March 10), the Punjab Police is notorious for its conduct with the public and its favourable treatment of political bosses. There is need to change the psyche of police personnel as it is hopeless to advise politicians. Only legislations relating to police forces can improve the situation. The nexus between top cops and their political bosses is the main reason for police atrocities. Such a trend is dangerous for a society. @@Harinder Mittal, Bathinda@@II@@It is an established fact that underworld criminals, powerful people and those having links with persons holding key positions in administrative circles have no fear of the police. The police should be neutral, but it is seldom so. Political pressures, corruption and nepotism prevail. Police nakas and check-posts have become money collection centres. The police needs to change its attitude. The common man should not become a target of the police. Discipline must be enforced at all levels.@@KS Sekhon, Patiala@@Letting go@@The article “Why emotional empowerment matters” by Aruti Nayar (Spectrum, March 10) was thought provoking. Women are a rich source of emotions. It is unfortunate they have been dominated from centuries and are considered to be at the mercy of their emotions. They have to keep their emotions under check for fear of annoying the family. But now they are empowered with the skill of negotiation. They know and understand that emotions are the driving force which can be used wisely. @@Anjusikri Anand, Ferozepur

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