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Kashmiris in PoK hurled stones tied with sweets

People from Kashmir and Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir hurled "stones" tied with sweets at each other upon hearing the announcement of the ceasefire.

india Updated: Jan 03, 2004 15:12 IST

It was "stone" throwing with a difference. People from Kashmir and Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir hurled "stones" tied with sweets at each other in Keran sector after announcement of ceasefire at the International Border and Line of Control by Pakistan and India.

Those who had so far seen only hurling of grenades and firing of bullets were too happy that the Eid this year came with happiness, said Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. He also addedthat "it was a sight that was a feast to the eyes of peace lovers".

"That is why I emphasise that the ceasefire should continue. At least those making the policy should see the smiling faces on both sides before deciding anything," Sayeed, who made this point to Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee during a meeting here, told reporters today.

The ceasefire has brought happiness to over 12 lakh people in the state along the IB and LoC.The hurling of "stones" was not only limited to sweets but messages of friendship and peace were also exchanged.

First Published: Jan 02, 2004 21:35 IST