Election 2014 and the possible formation of a right-wing government is unlikely to address the issue of the “rise of the Indian jihad” (April 1). Like it or not, much of it is linked to the incidents of 1992 and 2002, which the right-wing must acknowledge as being major factors. Merely blaming Pakistan will only prove counterproductive.

Madhav Mishra,

Bangalore

The general sense of alienation felt by Muslims and the nonchalant attitude of most political parties are factors that are driving many young and impressionable minds in the community to articulate their resentment against the state in violent ways. Political parties must shun their polarising communal agendas which some countries in the neighbourhood will constantly want to take advantage of.

Vishnu Gunneri,

Srikalahasthi, Andhra Pradesh

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