Sikh group urges PMs of India,Pak to help de-escalate tension along borders

Srinagar: Urging Prime Ministers of both India and Pakistan to play a pro-actives role to de-escalate tension along the Line of Control (LoC) and International Borders, All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) said it would ultimately lead to peace between the two neighbouring countries.

APSCC Chairman Jagmohan Singh Raina said the people living near the LoC can heave a sigh of relief only if the cross border shelling gets stopped.

“Whenever there is tension between India and Pakistan the people living near the LoC are hit hard. These people suffer on multiple fronts and it is the responsibility of the leadership on both the sides to take the people out of the mess. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharief should order for the immediate stoppage of shelling so that there are no further troubles to the people,” Mr Raina said.

The APSCC chairman said that people living near the LoC on either side are facing huge economic losses due to the cross border shelling going on there.

He said the residents are not able to go to their field and as such are suffering huge agricultural losses, adding that they are also not able to attend to their livestock and this too has compounded their problems.

“People living near the LoC are very poor and depend entirely upon the agricultural produce. In the present situation they are not able to go to their fields. If the situation remains like this then there are chances that these people may face starvation. As such it is important that there is an end to the cross border shelling so that the people live their life happily without any tension,” Mr Raina said.

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