Pakistan returns Kashmiri woman who accidentally crossed LoC

Published: October 10, 2017
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Civil and military officials on both sides were present on the occasion. PHOTO: ISPR

Civil and military officials on both sides were present on the occasion. PHOTO: ISPR

As a goodwill gesture and Pakistan’s persistent efforts to maintain peace and tranquility along the Line of Control (LoC), the army returned on Tuesday a resident of Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) who had inadvertently crossed the LoC in Chirikot Sector.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Asmat Jan was handed over to occupied authorities at the Rawalakot-Poonch crossing points on humanitarian grounds.

Civil and military officials on both sides of the border were present on the occasion, the army’s media’s wing said.

In January, an Indian soldier, Chandu Babulal Chohan, captured by army, was also handed over to Indian authorities at the Wagha border.

Similarly in April, India’s Border Security Force had handed over a Pakistani teenager who traversed into the country’s territory unintentionally in the Abohar sector, Indian Punjab.

Situation at the LoC remains volatile. In 2017 to date, Indian forces have carried out more than 900 ceasefire violations along LoC and the Working Boundary, killing at least 43 civilians and injuring 153 others.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Bhaijaan
    Oct 11, 2017 - 12:19AM

    “Occupied authorities”? Who or what occupied the authorities? Recommend

  • Kulbhushan yadav
    Oct 11, 2017 - 3:11AM

    So?????Recommend

  • Kulbhushan yadav
    Oct 11, 2017 - 3:12AM

    LOL. So she did not like what she saw I guess amd wanted to get back home where there is no load shedding. Recommend

  • vinsin
    Oct 11, 2017 - 3:30AM

    What happened to Minorities and Kashmiri Muslims being unsafe in India?Recommend

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