Cautioning against war, Geelani expressed grief over loss of lives in LoC shelling

SRINAGAR: Expressing grief over the loss of lives in ceasefire violations along indo-Pak border, Syed Ali Geelani has said that small skirmishes can lead to a full-fledged war between the two in which no country will be a winner and it always culminates at loss of precious lives.

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“The disputed nature of Jammu & Kashmir is a sore for both countries,” said Syed Ali Geelani and in his appeal to international community, seeking their active support for resolution Kashmir.

Geelani expressed sorrow and concern over the loss of precious human lives due to the ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and added that these skirmishes are multiplying human tragedies and on both sides the Kashmiris are killed and their dwellings and belongings destroyed.

He said peace and tranquillity in 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 whole world. “Unresolved Kashmir dispute has been a permanent threat to the peace and its unresolved nature is posing continuous threat to whole subcontinent,” he was quoted saying. “It is not a mere border issue between the two but Kashmir issue relates to 15 million people and unless the aspiration of people of state are respected and taken into consideration, no peace and tranquillity is possible in sub-continent.”

Blaming Indian authorities for their stubborn approach, Geelani said that they are relying on their military might and their unrealistic attitude is the main obstacle in its peaceful and amicable settlement, he added. Geelani has appealed International community to come to the rescue of suppressed people in Kashmir and feel our pain. “We are a peaceful nation and we have no enmity with India or nourish any animosity against their faith,” he said.

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