Kashmir protests reflect alienation: CPI (M)
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, June 30: The CPI(M) today accused the UPA government of not taking any step to further the political dialogue process in Jammu and Kashmir, saying the protests in the valley reflected the "deep alienation" affecting the people in the state.
While asking the Centre and the state government to "curb excessive use of force" against the protestors, the party said "deliberate attempts" were also being made to "pit young men against the paramilitary forces and the police".
In a statement, the CPI (M) Politburo expressed its serious concern over the situation and said, "It is essential that the police forces exercise restraint and the youth do not fall prey to the instigation to go in for confrontations with the security forces".
"What is evident from these widespread protests across the valley is the deep alienation affecting the people. The UPA government has not taken any step to further the political dialogue towards a settlement of the outstanding issues," the party said, adding it was incumbent upon the government to take immediate steps in this direction.
Starting with the death of a teenage student, there was an escalation of protest and confrontation which has so far led to the loss of eight young lives, the major Left party said and called for "firm action" by the government to check excessive use of force by paramilitary forces.
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