Can’t Compare US and India
Apropos the Edit, ‘Time to Shed That Hostility to Aliens’ (Jan 31), this serious matter is not to be dealt with in the backdrop of Trump’s exhibition of animosity to nationals of certain countries belonging to a religious group treating all of them as terrorists. India and American should not be compared here. America was a land inhabited largely by migrants from several countries after Columbus landed there centuries ago. Aliens came to India as invaders when the locals were already settled well under established rulers. America progressed to a nation of today’s standing with the contribution of the migrants.
Branding of countries, instead of systematic identifying of individuals, would create schisms and hostilities detrimental to global peace and feeling of togetherness of nations. As for India, it is already an overpopulated country and a country grown from within largely. Its policy towards migrants would have to be tuned to its needs and affordability but not in the immediate context of the happenings in the USA only.