AJK prime minister demands UN intervention on LoC
AZAD KASHMIR: Azad Jammu Kashmir Prime Minister Chaudhry Abdul Majeed has demanded that the United Nations (UN) stop the Indian Army from shelling and firing on the Line of Control (LoC), Express News reported. He also demanded that India call back their 800,000 soldiers from Indian Kashmir. Majeed was holding a press conference today where he stated that that the Indian Army has been firing in multiple sectors of Pakistan including the sectors of Nakyal, Lajwant, Rawalakot, Forward Kahuta and Sialkot. He further stated that the continuous shelling and bombardment has affected 12 sectors of AJK while India persists on destroying peace in the region. Commenting on the ongoing tensions on LoC, he stated that the prevailing situation has raised the prospects of war between the two countries. Indian Army has also kidnapped four civilians from the area in Wadi Neelam and the local residents are now being forced to flee from the area.
The continuing violation of the ceasefire agreement on the LoC has created tensions in the region. The two countries agreed to a ceasefire along the LoC in November 2003, but skirmishes have flared across the heavily-militarised Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border in Kashmir, in recent weeks, with both sides blaming each other for having violated the agreement. However, Pakistan has maintained that it seeks to resolve all disputes with the neighbouring country through peace talks.