CPI (M) to hold convention on Kashmir situation in New Delhi

April 21, 2017 STATE 231 Views

The Central Committee of CPI (M) which met in New Delhi has expressed its grave concern at the situation in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
In a statement issued to Brighter Kashmir, it said, “The Srinagar by-election clearly shows the deep degree of alienation of the people of Kashmir. The Modi government is relying solely on force and repression to tackle the people’s unrest in the valley.”
“The failure to initiate a dialogue with all sections of political opinion and the brutal repression unleashed has pushed Kashmir to the brink. The Central Committee demands an end to the brutal repression of the popular protests. The Government should take immediate steps to initiate a political dialogue.”
The statement said that the Central Committee decided to hold a convention of likeminded political forces, intellectuals and social movements on the Kashmir situation.
J&K State Committee CPI (M) has strongly condemned the assault on nine Kashmiri students who were beaten up by locals at Mewar University in Chittorgarh Rajasthan.
In a statement, the party has expressed serious concern over the alleged harassment faced by the Kashmir students studying outside the state, and demanded swift action into this incident to punish the guilty.
“The attack on Kashmiri students in Rajasthan is not just an isolated incident. Recently, a hoarding has been put up in Meerut Uttar Pradesh asking Kashmiri’s to leave the state. Such actions ironically in both states that are BJP-ruled only expose the union government’s doublespeak and rhetoric of sab ka saath, sab ka wikas.”
G N Malik, State Secretary CPI (M) said that Kashmiri’s are already feeling alienated and such acts will only serve to further alienate people of Kashmir. He urged all state governments to ensure that no Kashmiri student studying outside the state is harassed or intimidated.

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