Youths hold peace rally along border to mark Indo-Pak talks
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Last Updated: Friday, February 26, 2010, 00:04
Jammu: Asking Pakistan to reciprocate India's message of goodwill, thousands of youths from across the country today converged for a peace rally along the border as officials from the two countries held talks in Delhi after a 14-month break.

Addressing the rally at Suchetgarh border hamlet, 40 kms from here, Minister for Medical Education, Youth Services and Sports R S Chib said "our country is committed to strengthening the pillars of peace.

"India believes in democracy which is the aspiration of majority of people," he said.

Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah have always in an unambiguous manner supported the peace process.

"Today when Foreign Secretary-level talks are going on in New Delhi, we have assembled here to project the same ideology of our country and commitment of our towering leaders," he said.

Chib stressed that peaceful and amicable relations between India and Pakistan are essential for permanent stability of south Asia.

"Our peace and love should be reciprocated on the other side of border with the same language and spirit," he said while expressing sorrow on the firing incident near LoC.

Participating groups from various states marched towards the LoC with national flags and white flags in their hands. Pigeons and balloons were also released.


First Published: Friday, February 26, 2010, 00:04

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