Our nation has no common sense. Our people believe that everything is happening because the whole world is conspiring against us. This reminds me of a folktale of a villager who goes to a Mela (fun fair) in the city. While enjoying himself, he loses his blanket somewhere. On his return to the village, people ask him about the Mela. His reply is "What mela? It was all a conspiracy to steal my blanket". The way our nation treats our security personnel e.g., policemen and soldiers, is disgraceful. These poor souls sacrifice their lives to protect us. Instead of being grateful to them, we glorify the terrorists who kill them. In any civilized country, policemen will refuse to work under these wretched conditions. -KHALID A., London, UK, via e-mail, July 9.