December 19, 2014 12:08:14 am
Trial by terror
Apropos the editorial, ‘After Peshawar’ (IE, December 18), if Pakistan is not sincere about combating all kinds of terror, a joint Indo-Pak anti-terror mechanism will be meaningless. Pakistan allows Hafiz Saeed, alleged mastermind of 26/11, to roam freely, spewing venom against India. On a day when Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vowed to continue the war against terrorism “till the last terrorist is eliminated”, and the government and the people of India were mourning Peshawar, Saeed said in Lahore that India was behind the massacre and threatened terror attacks against this country.
— M.C. Joshi (Lucknow)
In his article, ‘This terror has a name’ (IE, December 18), Khaled Ahmed points to the barbaric and fraudulent ideologies of the Taliban in particular and of terror groups in general. Are the militants not aware of the Quranic verse that says anyone who slays an innocent slays all of humanity? They have no soul, no humanity and no morality. The country that was created in the name of preserving Muslim rights has become a breeding ground for terror. The question that troubles me most is, for whom are these terrorists working? Who is funding them?
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