The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
Killings in Jammu & Kashmir Condemned
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the killing of Abdul Aziz Mir, MLA and PDP leader at Pampore in Kashmir. This dastardly crime has been committed by those elements who wish to destabilise the situation after the assumption of the new government in Jammu & Kashmir. While people yearn for restoration of peace and normalcy, a spate of violent attacks is being engineered to worsen the situation. The brutal killing of three girls in Rajouri district is an example of this heinous conspiracy. The fundamentalist extremists have threatened to attack women who do not wear the veil.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) conveys its heartfelt sympathy to the family of Abdul Aziz Mir and the families of the three girls who were murdered.