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Mount international pressure on Pakistan: CPI(M) tells Centre

“Instructions from the U.S. alone will not serve the purpose”



Sitaram Yechury

HYDERABAD: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has asked the Central government to take steps to mount international pressure on Pakistan to crack down on terror bases and hide-outs located on its soil.

Making light of the threats issued by the United States to Pakistan, the CPI(M) wanted the government to abide by the resolution adopted by the United Nations Security Council wherein it is stated that the country which the terror outfits were using as their base should take the responsibility of eliminating them. “Since the links of Pakistan to the terror attacks have been established, it is the responsibility of the government there to act,” CPI(M) Polit Bureau member and MP Sitaram Yechury said.

Mr. Yechury told journalists on the sidelines of the 8th Afro-Asian Peoples’ Solidarity Organisation that commenced here on Sunday that there was need for building up international pressure on Pakistan to act on the terror outfits as “instructions from the U.S. alone will not serve the purpose.”

“In fact, the interference of the United States’ in the affairs of other countries is increasing terrorist attacks,” he said.

He sought to set aside the view that the state-sponsored terrorism was different from individual terrorism. “Both of them feed on the other and they cannot be separated,” he said. At the same time, he said experiences showed terrorism to be as diverse as society itself and it was not proper to bracket it with religion.

Global crisis

Speaking at the meeting earlier, he said the crisis in global capital that turned into a major economic crisis was “waiting to happen.” Globalisation policies adopted by the U.S. were aimed at “re-colonisation.”

These policies widened the gap between the rich and the poor and thereby, reduced purchasing capacity. “It is the incapacity of the common man to return what he has borrowed from the lender that led to the present crisis,” he said.

Efforts were under way to strengthen lenders, not borrowers. “However much this happens, the crisis cannot be overcome,” he added.

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