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Stamp of approval?

Sir, — The editorial, L'Affaire Modi (March 30), is a candid evaluation of Moditva. Narendra Modi presided over the post-Godhra genocide, an indelible blot on the democratic and secular fabric of the nation. Mr. Modi's continuation as Chief Minister can only be interpreted to mean that the BJP has affixed its stamp of approval on Moditva without any remorse.

Christopher Sujai Paul,
Bellary, Karnataka

Sir, — This refers to the denial of a visa to Mr. Modi by the U.S. What is wrong in an external agency condemning what needs to be condemned? That he is sought to be elevated to the status of a hero by his followers shows how politics in India addresses the more unnecessary issues. The BJP's stand that the U.S.' action is an insult to the Constitution is laughable. How can the party invoke the honour of the Constitution now, after having allowed Mr. Modi to violate its provisions so blatantly?

Dolashree K. Mysoor,
Bangalore

Sir, — If Mr. Modi did all those things for which so many hold him responsible, being kept out of the U.S. and the U.K. is not a punishment by any definition.

Mukul Dube,
New Delhi

Sir, — The hue and cry of the media for the removal of Mr. Modi — when the last word on him is yet to be pronounced — defies all logic.

N.R. Ramachandran,
Udhagamandalam, T.N.

Sir, — When Indira Gandhi was assassinated, the killing of Sikhs followed. Rajiv Gandhi said when a big tree falls, the earth is bound to shake. In 2002, it was the BJP Government's turn to look the other way when a community suffered.

But mass lynching is horrifying wherever it takes place. Some of us may be happy over the denial of a visa to Mr. Modi. But would we have been as happy if the U.S. had denied a visa to Rajiv Gandhi who became Prime Minister after the anti-Sikh riots?

Kousiki Sridharan,
Mumbai

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