GUWAHATI, June 19 - The Communist Party of India (CPI) has called upon the governments of both India and China to take steps for easing the situation and for ensuring peace and security along their border.
�We express shock and concern over the escalation of tension and the ongoing standoff between India and China which led to clashes and casualties at Galwan Valley... While saluting the jawans we want to point out that the clash happened when talks are going on at the military and diplomatic levels for disengaging in a phased manner on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh and Sikkim,� said CPI Assam state council secretary Munin Mahanta.
He said that the CPI believes that the issue of the present standoff can be resolved through talks and based on established frameworks agreed by both the countries.
�We feel that both sides have to intensify their efforts keeping in mind their core interest to achieve mutually acceptable solution in the India-China boundary question as soon as possible. Any military confrontation between the two major Asian countries will not only impact the cooperation and friendship between the two countries but also jeopardise the peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region. The CPI calls upon the governments of both the countries to take appropriate steps for easing the situation and guaranteeing the peace and security along the border,� Mahanta said.
Meanwhile, the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) has also called upon the government to take steps for resolving the border dispute with China.
�My deepest condolences to the families of jawans and officers martyred in the faceoff with PLA in Galwan Valley, Ladakh. The government should take immediate measures to resolve the border issues with China and prevent such incidents of infiltration in future. At this tough juncture we stand with our armed forces and will collectively fight against the Chinese aggression as one nation. I would also urge my fellow countrymen to fight against China on the economic front by avoiding Chinese goods from now onwards,� stated AIUDF president and Lok Sabha MP Badruddin Ajmal.