LoC skirmishes taking toll

Skirmishes at Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu’s Rajouri and Poonch districts have once again created ripples in the entire state.
The latest exchange of fire between the two sides left four army soldiers, including a Captain, dead in Bhimber Gali area of Poonch district and five others, including two civilians were also wounded as armies from both the sides of LoC resorted to intensive shelling.
India said that Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked firing while the Pakistan said that Indian army violated the ceasefire and targeted the civilian areas.
Amid ceasefire violations the border dwellers are looking for safe places to save themselves from mortar shells and bullets which are being fired indiscriminately on both the sides.
Following the heavy firing district administration ordered the closure of the schools along the Line of Control for three days. The grim situation on the borders and along the LoC is an indication of the fact that situation is turning from bad to worse and there is no end to the ceasefire violations and heavy skirmishes.
Many soldiers and civilians on both the sides have lost their lives during the past one year as this year skirmishes have intensified.
Kashmir based politicians have been urging India and Pakistan to start talks and end hostilities as people on both the sides are suffering. Kashmiri leaders know it very well that people are suffering and they are facing the brunt of the ceasefire violations. They want India and Pakistan to talk to end the impasse so that things can move ahead and situation can improve. If the situation on borders continues to remain tense there is no chance of India and Pakistan talking to each other.