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


The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its deep shock and outrage at the suicide bombing in a park in Lahore, Pakistan, which has killed 70 persons mostly women and children and injured more than 300. This attack was particularly heinous as the perpetrators have themselves claimed that they targeted the Christian community who had gone to the park on Easter Sunday.


The religious extremists who are resorting to such terrorist violence have to be put down firmly by the Pakistani authorities. The Polit Bureau conveys its heartfelt sympathy and solidarity with all the families who have lost their loved ones.