Press Statement

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the attack by Lashkar-e-Taiba at the Red Fort killing atleast three army soldiers.

It is totally amazing that such an attack took place in a high security zone in the country’s capital. That the militants could barge into such a sensitive area catching the security forces unawares reflects a serious lapse.

The Central government and the security forces must not lower the vigilance under the influence of extending the cease-fire in Kashmir. The mistakes of security and intelligence lapses during the Kargil war, for which the country had to pay heavily, must not be repeated.