Kashmir Issue cannot be tackled by using Forces; Govt should find Political Solution for it: Prakash Karat

Slamming Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, senior CPI-M leader Prakash Karat said that the Kashmir issue cannot be tackled by using forces and the BJP-led NDA government should find a political solution.

– “The government cannot find a solution by using forces — CRPF, BSF or any other agencies in the trouble-torn Kashmir and only way is to find a political solution,” he told reporters here referring to violence in the border state.

On the Centre questioning the criticism of the Army by the Left parties, particularly the CPI-M, he said the Marxist party was against the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act which, he alleged, had draconian provisions, in not only Kashmir but also in some North Eastern states.