Bugti's killing reflects a deeper malaise of ultra-nationalism that has afflicted Pakistan ever since its birth. Anyone who disagrees with the army's idea of nation-state is seen as a traitor and political opposition is called anti-national. Thankfully, in India, we don't call insurgent leaders traitors. But ultra-national forces do rear their heads at times. For them, anyone who has objections to singing Vande Mataram or is against POTA is anti-national. We need to guard against ultra-nationalism in all forms if India is to stay united.

Pranav Sachdeva,
New Delhi