The arrest of Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistan-born U.S. citizen, in connection with Times Square bomb incident (May 5), establishes the nexus between acts of terrorism and Pakistan beyond doubt. Those western countries which turned a deaf ear to India's complaints of Pakistan-originated terrorism in the 1990s must be convinced now: after all, when all else is globalised, why spare terrorism? It is time to stop the blame-game and work hand in hand, including with the popular government of Pakistan, to root out the global menace.

Devendra L. Abbigeri,


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Despite best intelligence, tight security checks and widespread surveillance, Faisal Shahzad could attempt a car bomb attack in one of the busiest places in the United States. Early reports have shown that Faisal has been going to Pakistan under the pretext of visiting his family. How an individual without links to a terrorist organisation could have attempted such an attack? Let this serve as a final warning to the U.S. which does not fully accept the fact that Pakistan nurtures terrorist organisations.

R. Swamynarayanan,

Falls Church, Virginia