The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Sunday condemned the killing of 17 soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir and told Pakistan to stop aiding and abetting extremist forces.
"The CPI-M has been consistently maintaining that terrorism is not the solution to the Kashmir issue," the CPI-M said after militants killed the soldiers at an army camp in Uri.
"Such acts only compound the situation further. Pakistan must stop aiding and abetting the extremist forces. Such activities are a big impediment to the peace process in the region.
"Despite the deployment of a large number of security personnel, the government has failed to stop the continuing infiltration of militants," it added.
The CPI-M reiterated that for a long-standing solution of the Kashmir problem, a political dialogue needed to be initiated without any further delay with all stakeholders.