CPI(M) slams PM Narendra Modi for Balochistan reference

The CPI(M) denounced Modi for blaming Pakistan for the Kashmir problem instead of finding solutions to it.

By: PTI | Hyderabad | Updated: August 16, 2016 6:09 pm
CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury addressing a press conference in New Delhi on Sunday Express Photo By Amit Mehra CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said Kashmir issue cannot be treated as mere law and order problem. (File)

CPI(M) on Tuesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for referring to “human rights violations” in Balochistan and Gilgit during his Independence Day speech, saying it would give Pakistan an opportunity to “internationalize” the Kashmir issue.

Addressing CPI(M) Telangana State plenum, party general secretary Sitaram Yechury said the Kashmir issue cannot be treated as a mere law and order problem and needs political solution.

“On Monday, in his speech, the Prime Minister spoke about human rights violations in Balochistan and Gilgit. We have been saying that Kashmir is an integral part of India. Nobody has the right to interfere in its affairs. But now we have started talking about Balochistan.

“We are giving an opportunity to Pakistan by raising the Balochistan issue. Now Pakistan may say that since India is talking about Balochistan, which is an integral part of that country, they have the right to talk about Kashmir. With this kind of foreign policy, we are giving an opportunity to others to internationalise the Kashmir issue,” Yechuri said.

“We have been asking the government to find a political solution to the Kashmir issue. We told the government the same when violence erupted (recently). We asked the government to call an all-party meeting. The issue can not be treated just as a law and order problem,” he said.

The CPI(M) denounced Modi for blaming Pakistan for the Kashmir problem instead of finding solutions to it. He said all the political parties in the country have time and again assured the government of their support in curbing cross border terrorism. Referring to the attacks on Dalits, he said “cow vigilantes” are on the rise.

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Terming the Modi government as a “multi-faced” monster, he said one of them hurts people with its economic policies, another with “communal” politics, the third one by practising authoritarianism, and the fourth one with foreign policies. He blamed NDA government’s policies for “poor industrial production, manufacturing growth and higher inflation”.

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  1. J
    Aug 16, 2016 at 1:14 pm
    jis thaali mein khaata hain usee thaali mein thookta hain m a a d a r c h a u t JNU chhapp bandar
    1. Anil Tandale
      Aug 17, 2016 at 3:15 am
      Telangana regional plenary of letter head party CPM is addressed only by Seemandhra high caste leadership.
      1. S
        Aug 16, 2016 at 1:00 pm
        Foolish politicians like this man is actually back stabbing India. They only need issues to corner the govt. What solution this man is suggesting. Shame to all of us
        1. B
          Aug 16, 2016 at 10:10 pm
          CPM asked people to donate blood for Chinese soldiers and not Indian soldiers during China-India war. It is surprising why the media continues to publish articles of such anti nationals..
          1. Thomas David
            Aug 17, 2016 at 10:26 am
            Modi ? Modi ? nothing he does. tomm meeting with Nawaz sharief .. simply making indians people fool like Gujrat model. triangle has four sides
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