It is unfortunate that the former External Affairs Minister, K. Natwar Singh, has given a privilege notice against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the Rajya Sabha over the leak of the Pathak panel report. Instead of facing the consequences gracefully, Mr. Singh has gone against his own party.

A. Mohan,
Ruwi

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Though the Congress appears unfazed, the situation is such that it should either come out with some strategy to appease the former Minister or be ready to face some embarrassing moments. The Grand Old Party should guard against the prospect of Mr. Singh's attitude becoming contagious.

H.R. Bapu Satyanarayana,
Mysore

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We should welcome leak of reports for we tend to get information faster than we would through official mechanisms such as the RTI Act. Sting operations, investigative journalism, and leaks are the few means by which the people can get not only information but also justice at times.

Raghunathan Sreenivasan,
Hyderabad