Marxists to rake up Kargil report in all-party meet tomorrow

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New Delhi, Nov 29 (UNI) Even while calling on people and political parties to rise above sectarian interests in safeguarding national unity and integrity, the CPI(M) today asked the Manmohan Singh government to share with countrymen the measures it had taken in the wake of the recommendations made by the Kargil committee.

The four-member Kargil committee, headed by strategic affairs expert K Subramanyam had among other things suggested steps to revamp the nation's security-intelligence appratus.

"We would like to know from the government at the all party meet tomorrow as to what happened to the recomednations made by the Subramanyam committee," party polit bureau member and MP Sitaram Yechury said here.

The Prime Minsiter has convened an emergency all-party meeting to take stock of the internal security scenario in the country in the wake of the unprecedented terror attacks in the nation's business capital, Mumbai. The terrorists' assault has claimed more than 150 lives and left 400 people injured.

Briefing the media on the deliberaitons held by the polit bureau on the first day of its two-day session here, Mr Yechury said the Kargil committee was set up by the Vajpayee government to probe the lapses, which led to intrusions along the Line of Control(LoC) from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir(PoK). It had also made a series of recommendations to prevent the recurrence of such an assault on the nation and also to revamp the security-intelligence appratus of the country.

Calling for drawing correct lessons promptly from Mumbai's "grim incident", the party said continuous and widespread terrorist attacks in the country have shown the "weakness in our intelligence and security systems".

"The country expects the government to immediately take effective steps to revamp and strengthen the intelligence and security set-up," the polit bureau's resolution said, adding a beginning has to be made by "identifying and taking steps against the forces with external links, who have perpetrated this crime".

The polit bureau paid homage to all the security personnel, who laid down their lives fighting the terrorists.


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