Omar urges India, Pak to work together to bring peace

ANI | Updated: Jan 19, 2018 13:12 IST

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Jan 19 (ANI): Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday called the targeting of civilians by Pakistan in ceasefire violation "a matter of great concern" and added that both India and Pakistan will together have to tackle the issues for peace in the valley.

"Violence is not the solution to the Kashmir problem. India and Pakistan need to talk together. There is a regular breakdown of the ceasefire across the border and the Line of Control (LoC). This is something New Delhi and Islamabad need to sort out," Abdullah told ANI.

Atleast eleven civilians have been injured in various sectors of Jammu and Kashmir as Pakistan violates multiple ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) today.

The Border Security Force (BSF) personnel have launched a retaliatory firing. The exchange of fire is still on.

Yesterday a 17 year-old-girl was killed in a ceasefire violation by the Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in RS Pura sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

This comes less than two days after four Pakistani soldiers were killed by the Indian Army in the cross-border firing initiated by the former in Poonch sector. (ANI)