The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
Pulwama Blast Condemned
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns and expresses its revulsion at the bomb attack in Pulwama town in Jammu & Kashmir which killed 15 persons, including school children. This premeditated attack was meant to kill a large number of civilian population.
In the recent period, extremist groups have targeted schools and crowded areas in Srinagar and other places. Such attacks are coming at a time when serious efforts are on to create an congenial atmosphere for peace and dialogue on the Kashmir issue.
The Central government should not be deterred from pursuing its efforts for talks on the issue even while taking all measures to prevent such mindless violence.
The Polit Bureau conveys its heartfelt condolences to all those who have lost their family members in this ghastly attack.