Tarigami for cessation of hostilities along the border

Expresses grief over deaths and displacement on borders

Srinagar, Aug 17, CNS:  Expressing serious concern over the deaths and displacement of people due to border skirmishes between India and Pakistan, CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has underscored the need for cessation of hostilities and an immediate de-escalation.

In a statement to CNS, Tarigami expressed grief and sorrow on the death of six innocent civilians due to the shelling across the border and exhibited solidarity with the bereaved and displaced families. He said the thousands of families who live in border areas are living in a pitiable condition because of the continuous ceasefire violations. “People are forced to leave their homes for safer areas in view of the latest round of ceasefire violations in border villages Balakote, Manjakote in Rajouri and Saujiyan in Poonch.

The CPI (M) leader said for the ceasefire violations – whoever is to blame and whatever the causes, it risks the prosperity and security of both the countries that have far more in common than the areas of suspicion and discard. “The incidents of skirmishes and hostilities along the border derail the efforts leading towards formation of better understanding and amity between the two neighbouring countries,” he stressed.

Tarigami observed that that there is a direct fallout of border skirmishes on the people of Jammu and Kashmir who fall prey to the bullets of the both the guns. “This situation demands an immediate end and the solution lies in the cessation of hostilities along the border,” the CPI (M) leader remarked. (CNS)

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