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PM must intervene to stop truce violation: PDP

chandigarh Updated: Oct 18, 2012 19:24 IST
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Opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday, expressing concern over increasing incidents of ceasefire violation by Pakistan, urged the Prime Minister to intervene.

In a statement, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti condoled the death of three persons at Churanda village in Uri sector on Tuesday.

Mehbooba said it was unfortunate that three persons died in "perhaps the worst incident of ceasefire violation" since 2003.

She urged the PM to intervene and arrest the downslide in border situation, which has generated panic among the people living near the Line of Control.

"The ceasefire between India and Pakistan in the aftermath of the historic Vajpayee initiative had a salutary effect on the lives of people living in border areas from Kargil to Kathua. After decades people in those areas had heaved a sigh of relief pursuing farming and other activities without fear. I urge the Prime Minister to use his good office and influence in ensuring that the state does not return to a state of fear," she said.

Mehbooba said the silencing of guns along the border had made other important initiatives possible, including trade and travel across the LoC.

"While there is a need to take the LoC trade and travel to the next level by removing hassles and upgrading logistical support, major violations in ceasefire could result in serious setback to everything that has been achieved since 2003," she said.

She said the PM has invested a lot in Indo-Pak relations with encouraging results but unless a special care is taken to uphold the interests of J&K, the process would remain vulnerable to events.