LoC Ceasefire Violations Widely Condemned


SRINAGAR: Reacting to the tension between India and Pakistan in the wake of alleged killing of two Indian soldiers by the Pakistani troops and ceasefire violation, National Conference (NC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have expressed concern over the suspension of trade and bus service across the border. The PDP has held that opening of the routes across the border is in itself a step towards Kashmir resolution.

“We’ll request both India and Pakistan to restore the trade and business across the border. We strongly believe that there are some elements who want to derail the process of peace initiatives and we should not allow them to succeed. People of J&K have already suffered a lot. We urge India and Pakistan to defeat the nefarious designs of those elements who want to derail peace process”, NC Spokesperson Tanvir Sadiq said.

When asked about statements of some leaders that such incidents would occur till Kashmir issue was not resolved, he said, “Kashmir is a separate issue and the ceasefire on LoC is a different issue and NC condemns the violation of ceasefire and the way human rights violations were committed there”, he replied.

Terming the suspension of trade as a very sad development, PDP urged Government of India to go ahead with the positive development. “This is a very sad development, it should not have happened”, said PDP spokesperson Nayeem Akther.

When asked if the PDP feels resolution of Kashmir issue is pre condition to stop such occurrences, “Opening of cross border routes, trade and business is itself the step towards to Kashmir resolution”, he replied.

He said that all such appreciable steps were initiated by the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.

Urging that ceasefire is the key to the important issues required to be sorted out, CPI (M) said that the ceasefire must continue in the interest of peace. “It is in the interest of whole country that the ceasefire must continue. Issues must be sorted out amicably”, said CPI (M) leader M.Y. Tarigami. He said that dialogue process should be going on between two rivals.

We cannot wait till the important issues are sorted out, there has to be ceasefire, there has to be peace

Terming the ceasefire violations as intolerable and inhuman, state Congress Friday said that Pakistan has been also providing shelter to militants and have proved bad intentions towards to India.

“Good intentions are important for the both sides but the intentions of the Pakistan are not good. It (Pakistan) is providing shelter to the militants. To have meaningful and logical dialogue, good intentions are pre condition”, said senior Congress leader Sham Lal Sharma. “Dialogue is the process which goes on and some times it stops as well but it is the intention of parties which matters. Ceasefire violation has become the routine of Pakistan”, said Sharma.

Pertinently, With India and Pakistan trading fire at Line of Control after ceasefire violation allegations and counter allegations, trade and bus service have since remained suspended. LoC trade was suspended on Thursday in Chakan-da-Bagh in Poonch. (KNS)


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