Jammu: CPI(M) on Saturday urged the political leadership to resist the attempts of the vested interest to use the issue of West Pakistan refugees' for regional and religious polarisation.
"We express our dismay over much-politicised debate regarding West Pakistan refugees's issue. The public and political leadership should resist the attempts of the vested interest to use the issue for regional and religious polarisation," state Secretary CPIM MY Tarigami said on Saturday.
The issue needs a holistic approach and its political, constitutional and human aspects should be looked into, he said.
While attempts to infringe upon the constitutional and legal structure of the state have to be resisted, the basic human rights of the refugees should be safeguarded, he added.
"While the refugees of all races and religions deserve all possible support for living a dignified life, it has to be kept in mind that genuine and lawful interests and aspirations of the state should in no way be affected," he said.
"Attempts by certain communal groups who are trying to implement their sectarian agenda in the garb of settlement of refugees, have to be defeated," he added.
These groups are hell-bent to demolish the secular character of the state and always remain on look out to cash in on sufferings of the people, he alleged.
CPI(M) cautioned the Central BJP government not to advance its alleged agenda of polarising Jammu and Kashmir further.
CPI(M) appeals all the political shades of the state not to allow divisions among the ranks of the people of the state and unitedly resist nefarious mechanizations of those who are desperate to divide our people with one pretext or other, he said.
CPI(M) firmly believes that the refugee issue demands a humanistic approach while the constitutional and the legal frame of the state should not allowed to get undermined.