The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
On Spate of Attacks in Jammu & Kashmir
The extremist groups have stepped up their attacks in Jammu & Kashmir. There have been a series of incidents since the earthquake hit the valley. The recent incidents have been the attack in Lal Chowk, the car bomb blast outside a bank in Srinagar and the bomb blast at a political rally in Tangdhar which have led to deaths and injuries to a number of civilians and security personnel.
The Polit Bureau expresses its concern at these extremist attacks. The Central and state governments should step up security arrangements. The intelligence network should be able to identify and provide advance information on the activities of these elements. All this must be done even while the Central government pursues the political dialogue with all the forces in the state.