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Talk to Naxals

Apropos ‘Not the time for blame game, get the act together’ (Sunday Tribune, June 2), the recent spurt in Naxal violence in the country has posed a great threat to our national security and democratic institutions. State and Central governments should make concerted efforts to protect the legitimate social and economic interests of the deprived people, break the unholy nexus between the Naxals, politicians and crony capitalists, and hold talks with the insurgents to shun violence. The military should be reserved as a last resort to tackle this menace.

Harmohit Singh, Mahilpur (Hoshiarpur)


The article makes it evident that neither the Centre nor state governments have taken the Maoist problem seriously, even as the Prime Minister keeps reminding us about the grave danger it poses. State bureaucracies remain busy in red tape, causing delays in operational matters. The police and intelligence mechanism are not adequate to match the adversary. Politicians, with an eye on votes, refer to the Maoists as ‘misguided people’, which is a dangerous line. Help and cooperation of the local tribal communities, of course, will help create goodwill and, therefore, success.

S.C. Vaid, Greater Noida

Unsavoury piece

The likes of Nishan Singh are a stigma on society. The write-up “The making of Nishan Singh” (Sunday Tribune, June 2) was insensitive in content and import, and should have been avoided. There was no need to give precious newspaper space to a history-sheeter. Besides society at large, it would have particularly hurt the poor victim and her parents.

Wg Cdr C.L. Sehgal (retd), Jalandhar

With humanity

“The struggle to decode the divine” by Khushwant Singh (May 26) was pertinent, given the current high rate of crime. True religion is based on love, compassion and understanding. Divinity can never be decoded as it exists in every particle on earth, and works only on the philosophy of karma. Everyone should follow the religion of humanity.

Anju Sikri Anand, Chambaghat

Give and take

This has reference to “What the third coming of Sharif holds” (Sunday Tribune, June 9). Once bitten twice shy, Nawaz Sharif can never give a free hand to the army, which at the moment is in the background with democracy taking stronger roots. This is a healthy development for the sub-continent. Between India and Pakistan, let there be some give and take to solve the Kashmir problem. The new generation is ready to forget the past and start afresh.

B.M. Singh, Amritsar

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