Jammu, May 18: Holding Pakistan responsible for the latest border flare up, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said the country is showing “no respect” for the holy month of Ramazan.
In a series of tweets on Friday, Mehbooba said: “Continued firing on the border in Jammu is cause of pain & worry. Sad that while our country took the lead in starting peace initiatives with cessation of operations during Ramzan, Pakistan has shown no respect whatsoever for this holy month”.
In another tweet, Mehbooba said: “Pakistan will have to reciprocate & contribute to efforts for lasting peace. Everyone must realise that violence is a zerosum game. My deepest condolences to families of victims”.
Five persons including a BSF man were killed, while a dozen people were injured after India and Pakistan traded fire with each other in Jammu region along the International Border(IB).
Recently, Union Government had announced a unilateral truce for the holy month of Ramadhan. However, Lashker-e-Taiba and United Jehad Council have rejected it by dubbing it as a “drama” as well as ‘half hearted measure’. (CNS)