Trading fire

October 18, 2016 EDITORIAL 381 Views
Trading fire

With the border skirmishes at its peak, India and Pakistan once again have entered into cold war. The troops of both the countries have once again exchanged fire on each other’s forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in various regions of the State. According to Defence spokesperson, Pakistani troops are believed to fire from small arms and shelled mortar bombs on forward posts along the LoC in Rajouri district, drawing retaliation from Indian troops. They said that there was ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Naushera sector of Rajouri district. Pakistani troops fired 82 mm mortar bombs, used small and automatic weapons in the firing on forward Indian posts in Laam Battalion area in Naushera from 2030 hours to 0130 hours. In the times of the situations when media in both the countries is playing a part of the problem and not bringing out any solutions to the governments, there is wide range of fear among the countries and most importantly people living alongside the Line of Control to get away with the war mongering. In such situation, the world remains hostage to it for the mistakes done by the countries that are at the loggerheads with each other. If this happens further, this could worsen the situation and the continent- mostly South Asia would suffer, and countries would be devastated. In these terrible times, the super powers of the era should come forward and try to calibrate their responses so that the matters don’t slip out of hand and the save both these countries from entering into another war. The situation in restive Kashmir valley is slipping from bad to worse and there are no breakthroughs gained as far as the peace-building is concerned. The ongoing uprising has entered into 101th day. The restive Kashmir valley has been put under curfew, shutdown and strict restrictions, paralyzing the life in for over three months now. People have started feeling the heat. There is a fatigue setting in. People want to move and inhale air of normalcy. The unrest and curbs from the government forces have affected every section of the society. Over 90 persons have been killed and thousands injured some of them blinded by pellets, while thousands of youth have been detained across the valley in a massive crackdown launched by the state police. Many noted medicos believe that the last 100 days of oppression have affected the psyche of youth. When you have a serious situation in one of the militarised zone of the world and which is also strategically so important, both the countries can’t turn the blind eye towards the developments here. India and Pakistan yet again went to opposite poles in this contestation. In this bi-polar dynamic, Kashmir issue once again seems to be getting entangled for a long term and at a greater scale. With the eruption of mass uprising in Kashmir, India and Pakistan once again went into a confrontationist mood. Let the tempers cool down and let the peace prevail.

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