Neither apologies nor inaction help
Subhash Varambia's letter ("Massacre and uprising for home rule not same") and Karzan Karim's First Person ("Today we will mark 25 years since massacre" appeared side by side (Mailbox, March 15).
I empathise with them both. My parents' generation was caught between two murderous dictators in 1939 Poland – Hitler and Stalin.
Unspeakable atrocities followe along the entire belt of the east European countries.
My immediate reflections on the two articles are that Mr Blair was relentlessly criticised for getting involved in the war with Saddam Hussein.
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Reading Mr Karim's article, I can only imagine all the oppressed people under Saddam Hussein's reign of terror, including Iranians and Kuwaitis who were attacked, would have welcomed any support from the West.
History has shown repeatedly that it is the passivity of the peaceful people that allows evil to flourish.
Note Syria now. There are situations when it is imperative to stand up to bullies.
As for the massacre at Amristar, would an apology from Mr Cameron change anything?
Would it have any meaning since he was not involved? It happened long before this Government was in power.
Apologies from Mrs Merkel and Mr Putin would not bring back the millions of lives destroyed by their evil predecessors.
What Britain is doing at the moment is far more commendable than hollow words of apology.
Currently, inordinate numbers of people from other countries are allowed to enter Britain, settle here and enjoy peace and material assistance for their families, often, I feel, to the detriment of the indigenous population.
Kazia Malinska-Myers, Leicester.