(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
August 21, 2011
JAMMU & KASHMIR
CPI (M) Demands implementation
Of Eight-point CBMs
ADDRESSING a press conference on August 16,
a. The centre had advised the J&K government to release students and youth who have been arrested or detained for stone pelting and similar violations of law during the Valley unrest, and withdraw all charges against them. But it is unfortunate that, some youth (arrested last year) continue to be either under detention, or cases not withdrawn against them.
b. The state government had been advised to review cases of all PSA detenues and withdraw detention orders in appropriate cases. But not many PSA cases have been reviewed and thus some people continue to be in jails, who otherwise might deserve some leniency.
centre had advised the state government to
immediately convene a meeting of the Unified Command and review the
of the security forces in Kashmir valley, especially at
d. The state government was advised to review the notification of areas as "Disturbed Areas." But nothing concrete has been done in this regard. The withdrawal of Disturbed Areas notification in the areas where security situation has improved, would have served as an important CBM. But it seems that the important issue has been put at the back burner, despite assurances by the home minister while announcing the 8-point CBM’s last year.
Many civilian lives were lost in the last year’s turmoil. The government had announced a probe into some of the killings, but nothing is known about that. The government should inform the people that at what stage the inquiry into civilian deaths is. The complaints about non-cooperation by police or CRPF should be looked into and a fair and impartial probe ensured.
Some newspaper reports suggest police is arresting youth
on charges of
stone pelting and violations of prohibitory orders. While law should
own course in case any violations of law take place, but there should
any rampant arrest of youth. It is alleged that police has conducted
raids, mostly in downtown
The recent foreign
HUNGER STRIKE OF
The contract lecturers are on hunger strike since last more than two weeks. The government should give up its stubborn attitude and reach out to the striking teachers. Teachers are building our future, so they should be heard and respected. The government should immediately initiate talks with the striking contractual lecturers and have a compassionate view of their demands.
Tarigami said the arrest of
Anna Hazare and the ban on the hunger strike