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But if one looks at the NCTC proposal dispassionately,it is meant for countering terrorism in the country and is well beyond the mere maintenance of law-and-order which is a state subject.

Written by The Indian Express | Published: March 3, 2012 12:39:20 am

National interest

Apropos ‘Again,the rollback’ (IE,February 29),the Centre could have saved itself the ignominy of a rollback had it shown some humility by taking the proposed NCTC to the states for feedback,since it is not too difficult to assume that it may not enjoy the support of all chief ministers. But if one looks at the NCTC proposal dispassionately,it is meant for countering terrorism in the country and is well beyond the mere maintenance of law-and-order which is a state subject.

— V. Subramanyan

Dombivli

Head or tale?

This refers to the front page story ‘A topper’s murder throws light on caste in Haryana classroom’ (IE,March 2). I cannot understand how it has been labelled a caste war. Such differences are not uncommon in colleges. To link it to caste,only shows the distorted vision of your writer. Misleading headlines sensationalise issues.

— Virendra K. Gupta

Ghaziabad

PSU fixation

Reading ‘Cash crunch: Govt OKs PSU buyback’ (IE,March 2),it seems that the government is fooling the public in the name of divestment. The ONGC auction — where Rs 12,000 crore was raised — has put the government in a soup. Asking PSUs to bail the government out every now and then is poor corporate governance and not divestment in the true sense of the word as the money merely changes hands from one state firm to the other.

— S.N. Kabra

Mumbai

Not enough

THIS refers to ‘Soon harsher fine,longer jail for traffic violations’ (IE,March 2). It’s good to make traffic laws stricter. But one is afraid that it will not produce the desired results because of corruption among the police. The government will lose revenue.

— Satpal Gera

New Delhi

Silly points

IT seems the decision to drop Virender Sehwag from the upcoming Asia Cup was unjustified. What’s so wrong with his playing in the Asia Cup? Bishan Singh Bedi,forthright as always,is right in saying the selection is confusing and reflects a clogged mind. The elevation of Virat Kohli as vice captain signals the end of the Dhoni era and that may augur well for Indian cricket. It’s a different matter whether Kohli has a temperament as cool as Dhoni or not — an added advantage for any captain.

— Yash P. Verma

Pune

Keeping Virender Sehwag out of the Indian squad for the Asia Cup is wise. Sehwag may still have some cricket left in him,but Indian cricketers — and Sachin Tendulkar is the most obvious example — are ungracious when it comes to an exit,or retirement. That’s why it’s necessary to phase these older players out and make the team totally young. The longer they stay,the worse they play,and the bigger the trouble they become.

— N.C. Yadav

Agra

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