Masood Azhar’s latest call of war against India must be taken at face value (“Return of a Fire Breather", February 17). With elections just around the corner, the terrorist is bound to attempt some mischief. India must be prepared to tackle any untoward incident so that Azhar’s designs of spreading terror are nipped in the bud. Cooperation from Pakistan can’t be expected as the country is the very source of inspiration for terrorist activities on Indian soil.
NEEHARIKA SINHA, via email Masood Azhar’s vitriolic diatribe against India at Bahawalpur is an apparent bid to discourage the people of Jammu & Kashmir from exercising their franchise. Azhar, in obvious connivance with the Pakistan army, has shrewdly chosen the occasion of the first anniversary of the hanging of Afzal Guru and the launch of Guru’s book, a compilation of his prison notes, to kindle antiIndia sentiments amongst the people of Jammu & Kashmir.
NALINI V., via email