The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
Kashmir Massacre Condemned
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its strong condemnation and outrage at the massacre of 24 people belonging to the Kashmiri pandit community at Nadimarg village in Pulwama district of Kashmir. An extremist gang resorted to the brutal act of gunning down innocent people in cold blood which included women and children.
This inhuman act has been deliberately done to spoil the chances of restoring peace and allowing the minority community to live peacefully in the Valley.
There are reports that the police posted in the village did not take any action to protect the families who were targetted. There has to be a proper inquiry into their role and prompt action taken.