J&K CM vouches for talks between India, Pak

In the wake of the rising tension on the borders between India and Pakistan and killing of civilians, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday made a fervent appeal for peace and political dialogue between the neighbouring countries to de-escalate the “perilously hostile situation” prevailing in the region.

Mehbooba expressed “deep anguish” and “grave concern” over the loss of human lives and destruction of property in the unabated border shelling and firing along the International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) in the state.

I am deeply pained over the fresh spate of civilian killings, including children and women, in border shelling and urge the political leadership in New Delhi and Islamabad to take effective and urgent measures to de-escalate the situation and bring an end to the miseries of the hapless people of Jammu and Kashmir, she said.

Mehbooba said the repeated border shelling has seen a “tragic humanitarian crisis” unfolding in the region, where innocent civilians and their properties are being targeted.
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