India, Pak must intervene to stop border skirmishes: Tarigami

Last Updated: Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 14:06

Srinagar: Condemning the killing of five Indian soldiers along the LOC in Jammu and Kashmir, state unit of CPI(M) on Thursday said the leadership of India and Pakistan should intervene to put an end to border skirmishes.

"The killing of five Indian soldiers in an ambush on the border is unfortunate and strongly commendable and these incidents must come to an end," CPI(M) state secretary M Y Tarigami said.

"The leadership of India and Pakistan must intervene and put an end to the skirmishes between the troops which has led to loss of innumerable precious lives," Tarigami said.

He said tense situation along the border generated fear among the inhabitants of the areas and could also escalate the situation beyond control.

He said important initiatives like trade and travel across the LoC were being affected by the skirmishes.

"But unfortunately, the incidents of skirmishes and hostilities along the border derail the efforts of formation of better understanding and amity between the two neighbouring countries," Tarigami said.

He said the increased incidents of ceasefire violation along the Line of Control "has provided room to jingoistic voices and war-mongers who are bent on deteriorating the fragile relations between the two neighbouring countries."

The CPI (M) leader said for the last couple of years, despite many odds, there was a genuine commitment to improve relations among political leaders in both the countries.

"The tragedy of the fragile relations between these two neighbouring countries is that the painstaking progress at different levels can be overturned in an instant by violence," he said.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 14:06

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