The manner in which the death sentence was executed has come in for valid criticism. The rejection of the mercy petition.....
The demolition of the Babri Masjid in December 1992 was a criminal offence and an assault on the secular principle. It is true that this was not a matter being considered by the Special Bench. However, there are apprehensions that the reasoning set out in the judgements may be taken as a post-facto justification for the demolition. The cases pertaining to the demolition which are being heard by other courts have to be seriously pursued.
The eight-point proposal announced by the Central Government for Jammu & Kashmir is a step in the right direction. However, it is insufficient. More needs to be done to instill confidence among the people and to help restore peace and normalcy.
We have to understand that there can be no solution to the Kashmir problem without taking into account the feelings and aspirations of the people of Kashmir. ..The Centre should spell out that there can be a dialogue process without any side setting pre-conditions. It would be better if the Prime Minister appoints a senior political figure who can monitor this process.
The political process should begin and dialogue should be initiated with all sections in the state. For this, an all party delegation should be sent to Kashmir to hear the views of different sections of the people.
The CPI(M) is of the opinion that only by recognizing the special status of the state and assuring the Kashmiri people of their identity that a solution can be found. This requires a new political framework in which the bedrock is maximum autonomy.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its grave concern at the continued police firings in Kashmir adding to the loss of lives of young persons. The police firing on August 30 has killed one youth in Anantnag and injured five in Lal Chowk area of Srinagar. 15 persons are also reported to have been injured in Kulgam and Bandipore where police resorted to tear gasing and lathi-charge.
The Central Committee discussed and adopted the Draft Political Resolution and Review Report which will be placed before the Extended Meeting of the Central Committee to be held in Vijayawada from August 7 to 10, 2010. The Extended Meeting will adopt the political tactical line of the Party for the current situation.
The Polit Bureau condemns the senseless killing of a young man in Baramulla yesterday by the security forces. The tragic death of a child by drowning a day earlier in suspicious circumstances had triggered off the fresh round of protests when the police fired leading to the killing of a young man. Only a few days earlier, the all party meeting had called for restraint on the side of the security forces. It is most unfortunate that instead of exercising restraint in this highly emotionally charged atmosphere, such killings as that in Baramulla continue.
The all party meeting had also called for a credible inquiry into the circumstances which has led to the deaths of civilians in the recent days. But the process for such an inquiry has still not started. At the same time there are disturbing reports of young people being harassed by security forces in different places. This must stop.
The CPI(M) calls on the Government to stop its excessive reliance on administrative measures. The Central Government must initiate a dialogue with all organizations representing all shades of opinion. The political process of dialogue must start without delay.