The U.S. has assumed the role of a self-appointed human rights champion of planet earth and arrogates to itself the right to keep vigil over nations of its choice, especially those that have fallen out of favour with it for one reason or other (“Government to seek U.S. explanation after reports of snooping on BJP,” July 2). Why should the government be caught off guard then? The fact is that one can be assured that the U.S. is constantly engaged in deep-rooted espionage. If the ruling dispensation in Delhi thinks that it can put the U.S. in the dock over these charges of snooping, it is sadly mistaken in its assessment of the U.S.’ sensitivity in such matters. Cornering Big Brother is next to impossible.

Sivamani Vasudevan,

Chennai

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