Thousands of families affected in frontier areas: Syed Mehmood, Reyaz Ahmad
SRINAGAR, June 12: Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) on Fridayexpressed deep concern over the border skirmishes and called for cessation of hostilities along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
In a joint statement issued here, JKAP leaders Syed Mehmood and Reyaz Ahmad said that thousands of families who live in border areas are in a pitiable condition because of the continuous ceasefire violations.
“The firing on LoC in Hajipeer sector of Uri continued today. The heavy shelling has caused panic in the villages of Torna, Hathlanga, Churanda and Gohallan in Uri. On Thursday, a soldier was also killed on LoC in Rajouri. This situation is not in the interests of people,” they said, while appealing to the leadership of the country to ensure that the people of the border areas of J&K live in peace and tranquillity.
The JKAP leaders said the ceasefire violations, whatever the causes, risk the prosperity and security of both the countries that have far more commonalities than the areas of suspicion and discard.
“The incidents of skirmishes and hostilities from across the border derail the efforts leading towards formation of better understanding and amity between the two neighbouring countries,” they remarked.
The JKAP leaders observed that the direct fallout of border skirmishes is on the people of Jammu and Kashmir especially living in frontier areas who fall prey to the bullets and mortars.
“This situation demands an immediate end to such hostilities and the leadership of the country must take all steps required to bring peace on the borders,” they demanded.
The JKAP leaders said the continuous firing on LoC in Uri sector has forced the people to leave their homes for safer areas in view of the death and destruction caused by the routine clashes.