I wonder why the government is so scared of taking a stand against Sri Lanka, and is hesitant to vote against it in the U.S.-sponsored U.N. resolution on the island nation's alleged war crimes. The chilling video aired on Channel 4 should shake the conscience of any normal human being. What happened in Sri Lanka was genocide and uncontrolled brutality.

T. Anand Raj,

Chennai

The UPA government is non-committal on the issue despite strong appeals from the political parties of Tamil Nadu to vote against Sri Lanka. Its attitude, in fact, gives the impression that it may back Sri Lanka.

It has always been indifferent to the State — be it on the Mullaperiyar dam issue, water-sharing with neighbouring States, or attacks on Tamil fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy.

E.D. Kothandam,

Chennai

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