The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) now in session in New Delhi has issued the following statement:
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) condemns the killing of 17 Indian army personnel in a terrorist attack in Uri in Jammu & Kashmir this morning.
The CPI(M) has been consistently maintaining that terrorism is not the solution to the Kashmir issue. Such acts only compound the situation further. Pakistan must stop aiding and abetting the extremist forces. Such activities are a big impediment to the peace process in region.
Despite the deployment of a large number of security personnel, the government has failed to stop the continuing infiltration of militants.
The CPI(M) would like to reiterate that for a longstanding solution of the Kashmir problem, the political dialogue with all stakeholders as advocated by the all Party delegation should be initiated without any further delay.