LoC skirmishes can engulf the entire region: Hurriyat (M)

LoC skirmishes can engulf the entire region: Hurriyat (M)
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SRINAGAR: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat Conference on Saturday expressed serious concern over the escalation of tension between India and Pakistan on borders, saying a dangerous trend has started on the LoC which can engulf the entire region.
The amalgam appealed to international community to play role and ensure that both the nuclear powers shun the confrontational approach and start a sustained dialogue to resolve the issues in a peaceful manner.
“The basic rift and tension between the two countries is pending Kashmir issue and both countries should start a meaningful dialogue so that loss of precious lives on the both sides of borders is stopped forthwith,” a spokesperson of the conglomerate said in a statement.
He said due to the continuous skirmishes and increasing tension between India and Pakistan forces in Kashmir and Jammu region, hundreds of families have started migrating to safer places and the ongoing exchanging of heavy fire is resulting in the loss of human lives on the both sides, which is very unfortunate and painful. He said borders are witnessing a scary and war like situation forcing people living closer to border areas, to shift their bases to safer areas.
He said if both countries remain at the logger heads and in an confrontational mode, the situation is all set to take an ugly turn which can engulf the entire region and lead to a full-fledged war.
The spokesperson appealed to United Nations and all influential countries to play their part in diffusing the present crisis on the borders of Kashmir and initiating a sustained dialogue so that the region is saved from a possible war.
“It is high time for India and Pakistan to show political maturity, farsightedness to resolve the vexed Kashmir issue so that people of this region heave a sigh of relief,” the conglomerate said.