MUZAFFARABAD: In a blatant incident of ceasefire violation, Indian troops reportedly crossed the Line of Control (LoC) in Neelum Valley, some 180 kilometres from the capital of Azad Kashmir, and kidnapped four villagers.According to local residents, the Indian troops crossed the LoC in Gurez Valley of Athmuqam district. They added that the soldiers kidnapped four residents of Janwai village who were picking herbs in the thick forest along the LoC. “The villagers tried to argue, but the Indian troops beat them and dragged them towards their side of Kashmir,” a resident told The Express Tribune. The kidnapped villagers were identified as Muhammad Zafran, Shahzaman, Wajid and Faisal Iqbal. The incident whipped up panic among people in other villages along the LoC.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 5th, 2013.