Goodwill gesture: Two PaK boys returned at Teetwal crossing point

Goodwill gesture: Two PaK boys returned at Teetwal crossing point

Srinagar: In a goodwill gesture amid border tensions, the Indian Army has sent back two boys from Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) who had inadvertently crossed over to this side in Tangdhar sector last week.
Thirteen-year-old Wasalat Khan and 12-year-old Mohammad Iftikhar Khan, both belonging to Simari village in PaK, had lost their way and crossed the Line of Control (LoC) to enter the Indian side on May 23, an army official said.
“Despite the prevailing tense situation, the army’s patrol displayed remarkable restraint and professionalism in securing the boys from the danger zone without any harm,” the official said.
Yesterday, they returned safely through the Titwal crossing point in Tangdhar sector, the official said.
He said as a goodwill gesture, the boys were treated with utmost care and provided with all medical and other administrative provisions during their stay here.
Over the last several months, the LoC has been volatile, witnessing recurring shelling and firing besides some cross- border attacks by the Pakistani troops and militants.

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