K.N. PANDITA writes in a Letter to the Editor in the Tribune of India on August 29, 2005:
New Delhi – This has reference to the report “Now a petro-cold war” (Aug 8). The US and its western partners would like to reduce their dependence on the Gulf energy supplies because of the Muslims’ growing opposition to American domination. But Central Asians are also Muslims and revivalist groups are not inactive there. The shift of emphasis from the Gulf to the Central Asian region, therefore, is not a viable solution.
The real solution is that of the West, including the US, changing its policy towards the Muslim world. The relationship has to be based on justice and equity, which will ensure viable working relationship between the West and the Muslims the world over.