More shocking and disturbing has been the communalization of this heinous crime and the defence of the accused who were arrested, by two ministers of the J&K government belonging to the BJP. In another outrageous act, the local bar association lawyers sought to prevent the filing of the case papers in the court.
Jammu & Kashmir
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) denounces the dastardly attack on Amarnath pilgrims in Anantnag district in Jammu & Kashmir
The Polit Bureau denounces the growing instances of violation of the constitutional fundamental right of personal life, freedom and liberty of Indian citizens, by enforcing strictures on lifestyle and dietary habits of the people.
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) reiterates its consistent position that the process of talks between India and Pakistan should continue, while adopting a firm stance on the territorial sovereignty of our country.
In utter disregard of the Jammu & Kashmir government’s earlier memorandum to the Central Government regarding grant of Rs 44000 crore as rehabilitation package, the Central Government has now announced a mere Rs. 1667 crore.
The formation of the government of Jammu & Kashmir has become complicated because of the nature of the result and a hung Assembly. The BJP, which benefited from the polarization in the Jammu region, is trying to impose its political design in the formation of the government. This should be resisted in the interests of the unity of the state and safeguarding its special status.
The Polit Bureau took serious note of the fact that the United States has sought to pressurize India on the Indian Patent law and Intellectual Property Rights policy. It also sought the dilution of the civil nuclear liability law of the country. Both these are reflected in the joint statement issued by Prime Minister Modi and President Obama. The joint statement announced the decision to set up an Intellectual Property Working Group. The US pharmaceutical companies have been demanding that India dilute its present patent regime which has utilised the flexibilities provided in the TRIPS agreement. It is this which helps to keep drug prices low for the people in India.
The CPI(M) has called upon all its units to immediately collect money to provide relief to the people of Jammu & Kashmir affected by the massive floods in the state. The Jammu & Kashmir State Committee of the Party has begun relief operations in the state. The Polit Bureau has asked state committees to collect money so that it can help in the relief work that is being undertaken by the Party in the state.
The fact that three heavily armed terrorists could cross the fenced and fortified border with ease and indiscriminately fire attacking a police station, traveling some distance to mount an attack on an army camp exposes the serious lacuna in our security apparatus. These need to be corrected with great urgency.
The reports that a unit of military intelligence has financed certain ministers in Jammu & Kashmir has serious implications for the democratic political process. The Central government should institute a credible enquiry into the matter.