(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
July 04, 2010
JAMMU & KASHMIR
This is Not Just Law & Order Issue: CPI(M)
ASKING the state government of Jammu & Kashmir to exhibit utmost caution and restraint in its response to the emerging situation, the state committee of the CPI(M) has expressed deep anguish over the spate of civilian killings across the valley. The committee emphasised that the situation should not be seen through the prism of law and order problem, nor as an issue of whether the state police or CRPF is responsible for the present situation.
The CPI(M) believes that the blame game between the central and the state governments over the civilian killings would drift the situation towards more chaos. On the contrary, both the governments are expected to respond to the situation with a rational and humane approach.
the party, the
present situation is the manifestation of the long pending political
discontentment among the people of Jammu & Kashmir, and has
initiation of a serious political process, dialogue and deliberations.
political initiatives taken by
The peace process started between the two countries and the subsequent interactions through Track II and backside channels had created an atmosphere where flexibility was witnessed in place of the earlier maximalist attitudes of the two countries. Certain confidence building measures were also taken and had had a significant impact on the ground level realities.
maintains that the prevalent situation in the valley must once again
central government realise the importance of initiation of a serious
all-inclusive political dialogue with the people of Jammu &
Kashmir. It has
expressed the hope that the central government would adopt a proactive
regarding the composite dialogue with
the help of the centre, must address the genuine grievances of the
feel disillusioned. The state committee of the CPI(M) feels that since
ministerís recent visit to the state was bereft of any political
has thus deepened further the disillusionment among the people,
the youth. The party firmly believes that the people have the right to
but they should remain cautious, lest their sentiments are exploited by
vested interests for their nefarious designs, at the cost of blood of
innocent people. (