Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) President, Mehbooba Mufti said on Saturday that the leadership of India and Pakistan should rise above their political compulsions.

She was reacting to shelling at the Line of Control (LoC) on Friday in which over a dozen persons including troopers were killed on both sides of the border.

“Sad to see mounting casualties on both sides of LoC. If only Indian & Pakistani leadership could rise above their political compulsions & initiate dialogue. Restoring the ceasefire agreed upon & implemented by Vajpayee ji & Musharaf sahab is a good place to start, (Sic)” the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir said on Twitter.

On Friday four civilians including a 7-year-old boy and two army soldiers were killed as India and Pakistan armies traded heavy fire along Line of Control in Uri sector of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

A local news gathering agency Global News Service (GNS) reported that five civilians were also injured in the heavy mortar shelling and firing by Pakistan along the LoC in the Uri.

 

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