Youths hold peace rally along border to mark Indo-Pak talks

Asking Pak to reciprocate India`s message of goodwill, thousands of youths from across the country converged for a peace rally along the border as officials from the two countries held talks in Delhi after a 14-month break.

Last Updated: Feb 26, 2010, 00:04 AM IST

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.

PTI