As someone who is against romanticising the Naxal menace, I read Breakfast with BS with Binayak Sen (“The doctor in his labyrinth,” May 28) with a sense of dawning realisation. The piece brings out the hazy connections that such people as Dr Sen, who are working tirelessly at the grassroots, may come to develop with people supporting or undertaking Naxal operations. The entire truth about Dr Sen’s connections with Naxalites remains unclear. But it cannot be denied that this is a complex problem and the government, instead of taking coercive steps against activists like Dr Sen, needs to find a via media to accommodate the concerns, and maybe even the politics, of those who are willing to give up material comforts to serve their countrymen in extremely trying circumstances.
Vikram Johri Mumbai
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