Mehbooba bats for Indo-Pak dialogue
BARAMULLA, Nov 14: An uneasy calm prevailed along the Line of Control (LoC) in northern region of Kashmir on Saturday, a day after the killing of ten persons including six soldiers and four civilians in cross border shelling in different parts of Kashmir.
As per Kashmir Despatch Correspondent, a complete silence was witnessed along the line of control (LoC) in Uri on Saturday, However, fear and terror remained among the people and they remained trapped in their homes.
Earlier in the day an army official told Kashmir Despatch that all the units deployed on the Line of Control have been asked to remain on high alert and to remain ready for effective retaliation for any action by Pak army.
The officer said that no cross-border firing or shelling incidents were reported since Friday evening. He added that “Two groups of militants, which could also be of Border Action Teams, have been spotted near Line of Control with one in Rajouri district and another in Poonch district,” officials said, adding that there is every apprehension of some action by these groups.
Meanwhile, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday expressed sad over casualties on both sides of LoC and impressed upon Indo-Pak leadership to rise above their political compulsions and initiate dialogue and restore ceasefire agreement.
Taking to micro-blogging site twitter, the former CM of J&K said, “Sad to see mounting casualties on both sides of LOC. If only Indian & Pakistani leadership could rise above their political compulsions & initiate dialogue. Restoring the ceasefire agreed upon & implemented by Vajpayee ji & Musharaf sahib is a good place to start”.
Meanwhile, Senior Congress leader Taj Mohiuddin while citing the human loss, loss of cattle and property, demanded that LG administration should provide reasonable relief to them keeping in view the severe damage caused to life and property of the common People.
Senior congress leader demanded for the construction of underground bunkers, said that it would provide a safe haven for civilians to protect themselves during cross border shelling.