CPI-M wants India to start talks with Pakistan

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury on Saturday said India should initiate a dialogue with Pakistan to resolve issues, and there should be no further escalation of conflict between them.

“We think there should now be no further escalation of conflict and in order to ensure that we are saying that there should be diplomatic and political hopes that should be

initiated,” he said while addressing a press conference here .

The Left leader also suggested that India should lead the way in initiating the talk with Pakistan after the recent tension in relations.

“India from its position of strength should initiate these things (dialogue) so that some degree of understanding and an agreement can be reached in order to eliminate the scourge of cross border terrorism emanating from Pakistan,” he added.

Relations between India and Pakistan have hit all time low after terrorist attack on an Army camp in Uri of Jammu and Kashmir last month. It followed India’s reaction in form of surgical strike in Pakistan administered Kashmir across Line of Control (LoC).