Srinagar, May 3 (GNS): Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Sunday called for an end to skirmishes on LoC and International Border in J&K in view of the holy month of Ramzan.
While expressing concern over the border skirmishes, senior party functionaries Aijaz Jan and Dr Sajad Uri said that whenever borders are lit up and tensions soar between the two countries it is the people living near the borders who have to bear the brunt.
In a joint statement they said, “It is the people of Jammu and Kashmir, especially those living on both sides of the LOC or international border that have to face the brunt of skirmishes between the two countries. With the onset of the holy month of Ramadan, people had thought that the tensions will lessen but to their dismay, it hasn’t happened. People in these circumstances aren’t able to observe Ramadan in a peaceful manner. The persistent lighting up of borders has made their lives no less than a hell. The situation has further been exasperated by the unavailability of essentials and medicines.”
The leaders sought immediate cessation of skirmishes on borders and urged the government to review the stock of necessary commodities in the border areas. “The present crises situation has increased the tribulations of the people living in border areas. People living along borders are fighting a battle of life and death; on one hand they fear for their lives due to the persistent tensions on borders and secondly due to the prevailing crises COVID-19 sprawl has thrown at the doors of humanity. We therefore call for immediate cessation of firing on the borders. Meantime we also urge the government to ensure availability of all essentials in the border districts of J&K. People living in the frontier districts of the state are also facing hardships due to the pesky power and water supply. People have been left to fend for themselves.” (GNS)