Sitaram Yechury: BJP and RSS create communal polarisation
By  Shimon Chadha | Updated:  Mar 05, 2019, 04:43 PM
The Communist Party Of India leader, Sitaram Yechury, alleged that the government was using the Pulwama attack to rouse “jingoistic nationalism” and had turned the battle against terrorism into one against Kashmiris and Muslims.
Yechury went on to say that the Bharatiya Janata Party and its right-wing, Hindu nationalist parent organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh had “orchestrated efforts” to target Kashmiris across the country, and were attempting to “further deepen the communal polarisation”.
He justified his harsh accusation by saying that the 925% increase in number of Kashmiri youths into terrorist organisations and going deviant from 2013 to 2018, is the result of failed policies in the state.
Yechury held Modi and other BJP leaders guilty of “politicising” the issue, and that, instead of presenting a united country standing strong against terrorism, they were exploiting it for their “partisan political benefit”.
The CPI(M) leader further added that the calls for revoking Articles 370 and 35(A) of the Constitution, which provide J&K an autonomous status, also suggested the right-wing communalist nature of the government, specifically targeting the Muslims.
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