CPI (M) to hold convention on Kashmir situation

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.

“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 party said in a statement issued here.

“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.

The Central Committee decided to hold a convention of likeminded political forces, intellectuals and social movements on the Kashmir situation, it added.

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