It is very unfortunate that, probably for the first time since independence, large scale curfew has been imposed all across the Kashmir valley on Eid Ul Zuha, Bakrid
The people in the rest of the country are being fed various stereotypes about the Kashmiri people. Kashmiris are being depicted as secessionists, terrorists and pro-Pakistan. This must be put to an end. Reports of attacks on Kashmiri youth in other parts of the country must be immediately investigated and culprits punished.
Brinda Karat, Polit Bureau member of the CPI(M) visited Insha, in the hospital in Delhi where the 14 year old Kashmiri girl student has been admitted since July 24th.
The Polit Bureau took note of the serious havoc caused by the floods that have occurred in various parts of the country, especially in East and northern parts of the country, owing to heavy rains. Assam and Bihar are the worst affected.
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses its grave concern at the deteriorating situation in Kashmir. Till now it has been reported that over 25 people, mostly youth have been killed and hundreds injured.
The Central Committee expressed serious concern at the rapidly deteriorating conditions of the people’s livelihood that are a direct result of the more aggressive pursuit of neo-liberal economic policies by the BJP-led Modi government.
The CPI(M) has decided that all its Members of Parliament shall donate a sum of Rs. 50 lakhs from their MPLADS funds for relief and rehabilitation of those who have suffered in the recent unprecedented floods in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. This is in accordance with the rules of the MPLADS that provide for such a prescribed amount of contribution by the MPs in an event of a national disaster. ..Thus a total of Rs. 10 crores will be contributed by the CPI(M) Members of Parliament towards relief and rehabilitation activities in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the brutal firing by the BSF on protesters in Ramban, Jammu and Kashmir killing at least four civilians and causing serious injuries to scores of others. At least 13 injured in the firing have been admitted to a hospital. The CPI(M) demands immediate action against those BSF personnel responsible for the killing.