India's culture of intolerance

The paper should be commended for publishing the article "Indian Report Sees Police Role in Violence," Dec. 29, on the South Asian Human Rights Documentation Center's report on the police violence on Indian Muslims in the wake of the destruction of the Babri Mosque.

I must emphasize that the police do not see Muslims as fellow citizens but rather as enemies from across the borders. Innocent Muslims have been murdered by the police and parliamentary forces. Amnesty International and other human rights organizations have indicated that the Indian administration has purposely concealed atrocities committed against Muslims. It is time for governments and people everywhere to bring direct pressure on India to stop the wholesale killing of fellow Indians. Aliya Sultana, Watertown, Mass.

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