20 Indian soldiers were killed in a violent face-off with China at one of the standoff points in the Galwan Valley, Ladakh on Monday night Credit: Representational Image

Agartala: While tension prevailed between IndIan and Chinese soldiers along the line of actual control (LAC) in Galwan valley of eastern Ladakh, Tripura’s former chief minister and CPIM polit bureau member Manik Sarkar said that the crisis should be resolved through dialogue between the two nations.

Sarkar was addressing a condolence meeting for three leaders Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) — Pijush Nag, Subrata Sarkar and Kajal Ghosh — who expired in the last three months from old age ailments and other diseases.

Addressing a condolence meeting on Thursday, Sarkar said that two days ago, an unprecedented incident took place in Galwan valley along the Indis-China border and 20 Indian soldiers were martyred. “We pay our respects to them and express our deep condolences to their bereaved families”, Sarkar said.

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He also said that the standoff between the two nations — Indian and China — can only be resolved through ‘proper dialogue’ and with good neighbourly attitude.

“Initiatives from both the countries’ leaders should be made for holding dialogue to end this standoff. We hope that they will take positive steps. All neighbouring countries should help India be a good neighbour and vice versa in order to ensure the coexistence. We do not want this standoff to continue”, Sarkar added.

He also said that immediate resolution would be beneficial for all and advised all Indian to stand together in unity, solidarity among themselves to maintain peace, integrity and sovereignty.

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Altogether 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a violent face-off with China at one of the standoff points in the Galwan Valley, Ladakh on Monday night.

Speaking further, the former chief minister said that the situation of the country has become worse in the six years of the BJP-led NDA government rule since 2014.

“This government is anti-people which reflects in their policies impacting the lives of the working class people due to their class identity and class interest. Their priority is to serve the capitalists of the country and abroad. Their policies have affected the agricultural sector of this country”, Sarkar said.

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He also said that India had enough information to take precautions since the virus affected China and other European countries by December last year.

The migrant workers have suffered a lot following the outbreak of COVID-19 and lockdown which resulted in unemployment and people were forced to return back to their homes. Later the government took the advantage to introduce anti-labour policies and force the labour to work for 12 hours instead of 8 hours with low wages and less holidays.

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