CPI(M) Slams Upcoming BDC Polls in Kashmir, Calls It a 'Travesty of Democracy The party also opposed the extension of the NRC outside of Assam and slammed the BJP for its "efforts to sharpen polarisation in the country in order to consolidate the RSS/BJP’s communal vote bank". CPI(M)-Slams-Upcoming-BDC-Polls-in-Kashmir-Calls-It-a-Travesty-of-Democracy

Following the party’s three-day central committee (CC) meeting, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury told the press that the situation in J&K is “far from normal” despite the Union government and the BJP claiming the opposite “from the roof-tops”.

 

“Even CPI(M) Central Committee member, Mohd. Yusuf Tarigami, was not granted permission to attend the meeting of the Central Committee, though the government claimed in the Supreme Court that he is not under detention. This shows that all the claims made by the government that so-called normalcy exists in the Valley is completely the opposite of ground realities,” Yechury said. 

 

The Supreme Court had permitted Tarigami to visit New Delhi for medical treatment. On September 17, Tarigami had told repor

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