(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
September 12, 2010
Prakash Karat Meets PM on
of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Prakash Karat, had a meeting
the prime minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, on September 4 to apprise him of
serious situation prevailing in
the basis of
a visit to
1. Given the fact that 66 young men and women have lost their lives due to the police firing from June 11, it is imperative that the approach of resorting to police firing to control the stone pelting crowds should be stopped forthwith. There has to be a distinction between dealing with stone pelting youth and tackling militants resorting to terrorist violence.
2. There are a large number of injured in hospitals. They should be adequately compensated and rehabilitation measures should be taken for those with permanent disabilities.
3. Juvenile prisoners should not be kept in jail and all those youth who have no serious charges against them should be released.
5. Given the major economic losses suffered due to the continued curfews and hartals for the past two and a half months, the government has to compensate and revive trade and other economic activities of different sections of the people.
6. The prime minister should take a bold initiative for a political dialogue with all sections of the state. Dialogue should be held with all sections without preconditions.
The CPI(M) is of the opinion that only by recognising the special status of the state and assuring the Kashmiri people of their identity that a solution can be found. This requires a new political framework in which the bedrock is maximum autonomy.