Expressing serious concern over the fresh border skirmishes between India and Pakistan and the killings on both sides, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) on Wednesday appealed the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to play its mandated role in ending the border clashes between the two countries.
JKDFP secretary general, Moulana Mohammad Abdullah Tari expressed deep and serious concern over the plight of the people living near the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB) due to the escalation of tension between India and Pakistan. He made it clear that the basic fissure between the two countries is because of the long pending Kashmir dispute.
Moulana Tari said that the tension between the two countries can engulf the entire region. He appealed to the international community to play its role and ensure that both the nuclear powers shun the confrontational approach and start a process to resolve the long pending dispute of Kashmir.
He urged upon both the countries to start a meaningful process so that loss of precious lives on both sides of the LoC and IB is stopped forthwith. Moulana Tari said that the ongoing skirmishes between India and Pakistan have compelled hundreds of families to migrate to safer places while as they are facing the loss of human lives and property.
Moulana Tari stressed that incarcerated JKDFP chief, Shabir Ahmad Shah has time and again warned that if the Kashmir dispute is not resolved according to the wishes of the people, the situation between Indian and Pakistan can take an ugly turn anytime which can engulf the entire region and lead to a full-fledged war.