Don’t attack innocent Kashmiris: CPI-M

New Delhi: The CPI-M on Sunday urged people not to attack innocent Kashmiris in the wake of the suicide bombing of a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir.

“The CPI-M expresses serious concern at the attacks on students and people belonging to Kashmir which have taken place in different parts of the country. Students were beaten up in Dehradun by Bajrang Dal and VHP men,” it said in a statement.

“Threats and attacks on Kashmiri students and traders have occurred in other places too. Jammu is under curfew after attacks on Kashmiri residents there,” the Communist Party of India-Marxist said.

“It is natural that people are aggrieved and saddened by the killing of the CRPF jawans in Pulwama. But to utilize this occasion to target innocent Kashmiris is reprehensible,” it said, asking the government to firmly act against those resorting to hate campaign and violence.