As always, Kanak Dixit's outburst in his Southasia Beat column ('Why not to kill the minister', #287) comes with sense and rational arguments. Having watched the movie, I could not even for a moment concur with the idea of how they were trying to draw the analogy to Bhagat Singh by showing what this actor was supposedly forced to draw upon (the violent path) to wipe off society's ill. However, to a majority of young blood this might seem appealing, which I fear most. No doubt this is far off from reality and does not involve creativity. I wonder why people have completely neglected the correct route of eliminating society's ills. Have we really abandoned our belief and conviction to resolve issues with opportune and discredit violence? Isn't it high time we all believe in a system to cure and do away the dream of resorting to violence?
Anjan Pandey, email