Kashmir situation is not merely of law-and-order: CPI

New Delhi: Attacking the ruling PDP-BJP dispensation in Jammu and Kashmir over its “calculated silence” on the ongoing unrest in the Valley, the CPI has asked the Centre to call an all-party meeting to restore normalcy in the state as it contended the situation there is “not merely of law-and-order”.
In a resolution passed on the issue by its National Council, which met here between July 15 and 17, the CPI also reiterated its demand for a judicial probe into the incident.
“The calculated silence by the ruling alliance in the state and central government, for the reasons best known to them, has done great damage to peaceful environment of the state.
“…CPI strongly condemns the PDP-BJP government’s handling of the situation and reiterates our demand for calling all party meeting to restore normalcy in the state,” the resolution reads.
The CPI demanded security forces to restrain their “repressive” methods on protesters and demanded stopping immediately use of pellet guns, which the Left party found to be “most reprehensible”.
On the other hand, the CPI said, people of Jammu and Kashmir too should work for restoration of peace and harmony.
Violent protests have rocked Kashmir since July 9 following killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani and two of his associates in an encounter with security forces a day earlier in Kokernag area of Anantnag district.
In the ensuing clashes with security forces, 39 people including a cop have been killed, while nearly 3,200 people including 1,500 security force personnel have been injured.