Pakistan Army hands over Indian woman who 'inadvertently' crossed border

Published: September 11, 2015
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Pakistan Army returned on Friday a woman to Indian authorities who had inadvertently crossed the Line of Control (LoC).

“As a goodwill gesture, Shamim Akhtar, a resident of Nakarkot village in Poonch district was handed over to concerned authorities in Satwal Sector along the Rawalakot LoC,” an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release said.

“Shamim inadvertently crossed over to Pakistan side of LoC at Chakoti Sector on August 25,” it added.

Read: Indian army hands over Pakistani boy who crossed border

Amid escalated tensions along the Line of Control (LoC) and a cancelled round of talks between the national security advisers, Pakistan and India have embarked on a three-day DG-level border dialogue between the Pakistan Rangers and India’s Border Security Force (BSF).

India will raise the “most important” issues of ceasefire violations and cross-border infiltration, while armed exchanges along the LoC and working boundary (WB) is on top of Pakistan’s agenda.

Read: Armed exchanges along LoC, WB Pakistan’s top concern

As the two forces maintained their threatening posture on the Wagah border with a ceremony accompanying the opening and closing of gates at the border that made it appear as if the two countries were at each other’s throats, a 16-member Pakistani delegation reached the BSF headquarters on Thursday for the talks that are being held after a gap of almost two years.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • Emad
    Sep 11, 2015 - 1:44PM

    I never quite understand how someone can cross one of the most militarized borders in the world “accidentally”Recommend

  • Hmm
    Sep 11, 2015 - 2:19PM

    She must have gone to meet her relatives..Recommend

  • Syed Abbas
    Sep 11, 2015 - 3:05PM

    Elderly version of Munni from Bajrani Baijaan.Recommend

  • Fahad
    Sep 11, 2015 - 3:05PM

    Our soldiers are real bajrangi bhai , Geeta story , now this one proves it . However other side of the border hesitate to reciprocate the precedent set by our brave and kind hearted soldiers . Recommend

  • Guru
    Sep 11, 2015 - 4:40PM

    Good work!Recommend

  • Gurudev
    Sep 11, 2015 - 4:42PM

    It is really appreciable. Three cheers for them.Recommend

  • gothmog
    Sep 11, 2015 - 7:26PM

    The gesture will not be reciprocated by a side the that believes that violence and belligerence is the answer to everything.Recommend

  • ABK Ind
    Sep 12, 2015 - 1:19AM

    Well Fawad please check from liberal & unbiased resources on the history of all the wars from 1965 to 1998 who initiated it & why. Even your very on officers have accepted that mumbai attack was planned from pakistan & ajmal kasab was a pakistani.
    During kargil.war wwhen General Mushraf declined to accept the dead bodies of your soldiers saying they are mujhahirs indian r soldiers performed the burial following muslim rites. Years later musharaf himself admitted the truth behind kargil.
    So please stop blaming us. May be the earlier mild cowardly congress govt might have given wrong signals that indians don’t retaliate Recommend

  • AK BoB
    Sep 12, 2015 - 5:21AM

    Would Pakistan have responded in the same fashion had this lady been a Hindu.
    I seriously doubt… Recommend

  • hari
    Sep 12, 2015 - 7:02AM

    Thanks but also stop cross border terrorism.Recommend

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