Apropos to a letter published in your column by Mr. Akhtar Farooq that prompted a reply from our friend Krishnan from Gujarat (India). History cannot be altered. There is no denying the fact India is ahead of us in democratic values and strong institutions like judiciary etc. But can Indians justify their human rights violations in held Kashmir whose case was sent to UNO by their late Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru? Can they justify demolishing of the Babri Mosque? And what kind of moral values have the Gujaratis displayed by reelecting the "Butcher of Muslims in Gujarat"? The inhuman environment of the old Delhi area is an enduring symbol of the plight of Muslims in India. The share of Muslims in government departments like police and civil bureaucracy is negligible in proportion to the Muslim population of India. So Mr. Krishnan your feet are not on the ground yet. -MAJ (Retd) FATEH ALAM SHEIKH, Lahore, via e-mail, June 30.