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India’s legacy

 

The writer of the letter (“Letters to The Editor”, ‘Award for Modi’, September 27) needs to ponder over the tone and language of utterances of the Prime Minister and the right wing when it comes to the legacy of India of the last 70 years. I wonder why the political opposition to Jawaharlal Nehru should descend to the level of unrelenting hostility that seeks to discredit and delegitimise his actions no matter what the international opinion has been on his policies such as atomic energy, space science, irrigation dams, science and technology and pioneering education. The letter writer says there are “unsubstantiated and indefensible theories about the perceived loss of liberty”, which according to him, it is a “demonstration of intolerance”. How far it is from the truth. Has the letter writer also forgotten the hostile environment in which large sections of the media function?

D.M. Mohunta,

Chennai

 

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