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On Counterterrorism

Manoranjan Mohanty’s commentary on “America’s Geronimo” (EPW, 21 May 2011) seems to somehow belittle America’s effort to curb the phenomenon of global terrorism, of which India is also a victim. The swift action of the American forces in wiping out Osama, without any major bloodshed, is really commendable, but that it took a decade is worrisome.

To say that Pakistan’s sovereignty was violated is totally unwarranted as Pakistan itself has pledged to fight against terrorism in alliance with the US. But Pakistan did not know of the whereabouts of Osama who was hiding in its territory for the last five or more years and that too, in a cantonment. Is this not ridiculous? Many of India’s “most wanted” have been given a safe haven in Pakistan.

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