The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) severely condemns the terrorist attack on the bus from Kullu to Jammu and the subsequent massacre of family members at Kaluchak. It is reported that atleast 33 people have been killed and more than 57 people injured.
This massacre of civilians is the latest terrorist outrage by the extremist gangs who are operating in Jammu & Kashmir.
This deliberate act is meant to provoke wider conflicts and tensions. An immediate enquiry should be ordered as to how this incident occurred and there should be no let up in tracking down such armed gangs.
The Polit Bureau conveys its heartfelt condolences to all those who have lost their family members.