Modi’s handling of Kashmir hurting India: CPI-M

Modi’s handling of Kashmir hurting India: CPI-M

New Delhi, Dec 17: The Modi government’s gross mishandling of the situation in the Kashmir Valley is hurting India, the CPI-M said on Monday, adding that the killing of unarmed protesters by security forces was “unacceptable”.
“The BJP is interested in the continuation of the situation to aid its larger political agenda of communal polarization in view of the general elections,” the Communist Party of India said in a statement after a two-day meeting of its Central Committee here.
“No political accountability, no responsibility for the mess it has created. Its gross mishandling of these issues is hurting India,” it added.
The CPI-M expressed serious concern over the deteriorating conditions in the Kashmir Valley, where seven civilians were killed in firing by security forces on civilian protesters on Saturday.
“This is unacceptable. The Modi government is simply not interested in starting a political dialogue it promised four years ago,” it said.
“Over 300 civilians have died in the last three years.
“Unfortunately, no enquiry has been conducted into these deaths and no one responsible has been held accountable. This situation will only lead to further alienation of the people.”
The CPI-M urged the Indian government to start immediately a process of dialogue with all stakeholders, a promise it said was made by the Modi government earlier.