A few weeks ago, the NATO-led coalition forces attacked the Pakistani paramilitary forces on the Afghan border killing at least 13 Pakistani soldiers. In the aftermath of that incident, the whole nation sternly condemned this cowardly act of the coalition forces and raised slogans against the US and its allies. Two days ago, the local Taliban killed 17 Frontier Constabulary troops when the later were patrolling in Hangu for keeping peace. This time no fervour for a protest was observed in the nation. Hardly anyone condemned this 'cowardly' act of Taliban. It seemed the nation as a whole approved of this viciousness. The Taliban act, in my view, has done a hundred folds more damage than the foreign troops to Pakistani society by shattering our peace through mass killings. It is high time we forcefully rejected the Taliban brutalities and tried to stop the creeping Talibanisation of our society by making a peaceful, democratic protest. -MUBASHER JAMIL, Rawalpindi, via e-mail, July 14.