LoC violations: Small skirmishes can lead to a full fledged war between India-Pak, says Geelani

Expresses grief over loss of lives, says on both sides Kashmiris are killed and their dwellings destroyed

Srinagar: Expressing grief over the loss of lives in ceasefire violations along Indo-Pak border, Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Sunday said that small skirmishes between the two countries can lead to a full-fledged war.

“No country will be a winner and it always culminates into loss of precious lives,” said Geelani in a statement.

He added that the disputed nature of Jammu & Kashmir is a sore for both countries and appealed to the international community to actively support the resolution of the disputed nature of Jammu & Kashmir.

Geelani in the statement while expressing sorrow and concern over the loss of precious human lives due to the ceasefire violations along the Line of Control pointed out that such skirmishes are multiplying human tragedies and on both sides the Kashmiris are killed and their dwellings and belongings destroyed.

“Peace and tranquility in the sub-continent is at stake as both countries have nuclear weapons and small skirmishes can lead to a war between the two in which no country will be a winner and its impact will be disastrous for the whole world,” Geelani said.

He added, “Unresolved Kashmir dispute has been a permanent threat to the peace and its unresolved nature is posing continuous threat to the whole subcontinent.”

Blaming Indian authorities for their ‘haughty and stubborn approach’, Geelani said that they are relying on their military might and their unrealistic attitude is the main obstacle in peaceful and amicable settlement of the Kashmir issue.

“It is Delhi that is denying our right and creating hurdles. I appeal to the International community to come to the rescue of the suppressed people in Kashmir and feel our pain,” he added.

He said that we are a peaceful nation and we have no enmity with India or nourish any animosity against their faith.

“We are pursuing our fundamental right however Delhi is denying our right which they have pledged with us on international forums and they are creating hurdles in its peaceful resolution. The peaceful resolution to Kashmir dispute will prove advantageous for both India and Pakistan,” Geelani pointed out.


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