Srinagar, May 30
Welcoming commitment to the 2003 ceasefire on the borders by India and Pakistan Director General of Military Operations (DGMOs), Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said this will bring great relief to the people residing in the vicinity.
Taking to micro-blogging site twitter she said ” Wholeheartedly welcome the reiteration of the commitment to the ceasefire on the border by both DGMO’s. This brings great relief to the people residing in the vicinity. Peace on our borders is the first essential step to a larger understanding & I truly hope it sustains”.
India and Pakistan had agreed a ceasefire in 2003 on International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. However, over 50 persons, including security personnel, were martyred due to ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops, particularly in Jammu region, on the LoC and IB.
Pakistan have also suffered casualities in retaliatory action by Indian troops.
Recently Chief of the Army Staff (C0AS) General Bipin Rawat said that Pak should stop sending militants if it wanted peace. He had further said Pak troops were violating ceasefire to facilitate militants to infiltration into this side.