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April 10, 2017

Press Statement

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the
following statement:

Srinagar Bye Election

The miserably low turnout in the bye elections to the Srinagar
parliamentary seat in the state of Jammu & Kashmir reduces the electoral
process to a total farce. Further, it displays the deep degree of
alienation of the people in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The 7.14 per
cent turn out in these elections is the lowest ever recorded in any Lok
Sabha polls in the state.

The issue of our country’s internal security and sovereignty is
non-negotiable. This can only be strengthened by the involvement of the
people. This in turn can only happen through a political process which as
was agreed to by this BJP government and announced by the Home Minister
after the all Party parliamentary delegation visited the state. This
process was to be through both confidence building measures and the
initiatives for a comprehensive political dialogue with all stakeholders.

Though promised, this was never followed up till date by the central
government. This is contributing to the further alienation of the people
of the state. Unless this is done both our security personnel and innocent
civilians will continue to pay the price with their lives.

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) calls upon the central government to
immediately implement the assurance that the central government itself
gave to the country and the people and begin taking confidence building
measures and start the political process.

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