Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Friday urged the leadership of Pakistan to respect the “sentiment of Ramadhan” and respond positively to the Ramadhan ceasefire announced by the Union Ministry of India.
This, she said, has led people of the State to heave a sigh of relief and now the need is to extend this gesture to borders as well for which she asked Pakistan to respond positively.
Mehbooba said while visiting the border areas of R S Pura, Samba and other places of Jammu province which have been severely hit by the cross border shelling of past few days.
She interacted with the affected people and took an on the spot appraisal of their difficulties and demands.
The Chief Minister visited R S Pura and met the affected people presently put up at the local ITI, Chakroi Farm and Satarian.
Interacting with the people, the Chief Minister said she is deepy distressed and anguished due to the continued flare up on the borders and sought an immediate end to it to save the people of border areas from more losses of life, property and peace.
She reminded people that complete peace prevailed along the borders in the State for more than a decade after the ceasfire at borders reached at in 2003.
Meanwhile she also gave away Rs. One lakh each to the kin of those killed in the cross border shelling in these areas. This is over and above the ex gratia extended to them by the Jammu Divisional administration already.