The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has said that the ‘gross mishandling of the situation Kashmir by Modi Government is hurting India.
The party also said that the killing of unarmed protesters by armed 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 in New Delhi.
“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 armed 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.”
Earlier, The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) while condemning the Pulwama massacre, in a statement, called it a ‘wicked terrorist act’.
Seven civilians were killed after armed forces opened fire on protesters near the site of a gunfight in Kharpora Sarnoo village of Pulwama district on Saturday. Three militants and an army man were killed in the gunfight.
National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah while reacting on the Pulwama civilian killings said that it is a massacre and there is no other way to describe it.
Earlier, Abdullah while reacting to the civilian killings had said that it was ‘another blood soaked weekend in Kashmir’
PDP President Mehbooba Mufti while reacting to the civilian killings has said that there would be no probe which would bring back the dead. She also asked that ‘is this what was expected from the Governor rule’?
She also said that no country can win a war by killing its own people.
Poeples’ Conference chief Sajad Lone while reacting on the Pulwama civilian killings said that the administration seriously needs to evaluate the cost of such operations. He added that ‘hope the administration gives up its Rambo mindset.’
Police, in their statement said that they were ‘deeply grieved’ by the loss of civilian lives however claimed that the crowd came ‘dangerously close’ to the gunfight site.