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Stopping cross border terror prerequisite for peace: Mufti to Pak
3/24/2015 12:14:05 AM
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Jammu, Mar 23: Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said 'stopping cross-border infiltration into Jammu and Kashmir is perquisite for peace between India and Pakistan.
He said that Pakistan should be told to halt cross-border infiltration into Jammu and Kashmir. "I want to tell everybody, that Pakistan, Pakistani Prime Minister and Pakistani establishment should be told that nobody should be allowed to cross into this side from that side. Then only there will be peace, otherwise not," said Mufti in the legislative council in Jammu. He was replying to supplementaries raised by several members on a question of PDP MLC Yashpal Sharma.
Mufti said "During our rule, we impressed on Gen N. C.Vij, the then Army Chief, to ensure fencing on the borders and there was full fencing. They (Pakistan) were not allowing us to construct the fence but we managed to complete the fence," he said. He complimented Army for installation of the border fencing during the previous PDP rule and added that from 2002 to 2010; from Kargil to Kathua, there was no firing (on border).
He further said that the fence was effective in checking infiltration. "Now they (militants) have found out ways to cut into the fence. There is some technique wherein you can cut the fence for infiltration. But we have to find ways and means of limiting this scope of terrorists also," he said. Mufti strongly advocated for peaceful borders and said "We have to ensure peace on our borders. That should be our aim and target. I want to assure the members of this House that we will create an atmosphere of peace and Government of Pakistan must also ensure peace."
Chief Minister said that border firing is not good for both sides. "People on both sides get killed in the firing. There was no firing from 2002 to 2010. There was no loss of life or damage to property. We need to formulate a strategy," he added. "People of Jammu and Kashmir suffer the most. We are seriously thinking on it. Until that happens we should be alert", he said.
"They are also throwing heroin and other narcotic materials over and above the fencing towards this side. I want to assure the members who have concerns on the issue that we will create an atmosphere of peace and normalcy on the borders," he said. Earlier, while replying to a question, Minister for Horticulture, Haj and Auqaf Abdul Rehman Veeri said that 10 civilians lost their lives and 89 others have injured in shelling by Pakistan along the International Border (IB) in Jammu region between January 2014 and February this year.
Minister said that the large number of families who were temporarily displaced due to firing from across the border were provide temporary shelter in government buildings and private houses where all basic amenities like health care, power, food, blankets, temporary toilet, sanitation and drinking water facility were made available to them. He said that ex-gratia has also been provided out of District Red Cross Society Funds for the loss of live stock.
Minister said for providing security to the border population at the time of firing from across the border, a revised proposal for construction of community type bunkers in identified border villages spread across the districts of Kathua, Samba, Jammu, Rajouri and Poonch has been submitted to the Centre Government which has been pursued accordingly. Minister said that government has also submitted a proposal to Ministry of Home Affairs for bringing uniformity in the payment of compensation for death as well as permanent disability due to firing on IB/LoC in respect of persons other than Government employees.
In the said proposal, loss of live-stock has also been proposed to be brought under the Ex-gratia Scheme. Matter is under consideration of the Government of India. Ghulam Nabi Monga, Ajay Sadhotra, Jehangir Hussain Mir, Vibodh Gupta, Yashpal Sharma, Surinder Kumar Choudhary, Dr Shehnaz Ganai also raised supplimentaries.
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