India, Pak should take steps to restore peace on border: Farooq Abdullah

Srinagar: Expressing concern over cross-border shelling in Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Saturday appealed India and Pakistan to take “effective measures” for restoration of peace along the borders in the state.

“We appeal India and Pakistan leadership for taking effective and urgent measures for restoration of peace along the Line of Control and International Borders in Jammu and Kashmir,” the former chief minister said in a statement here.

He said the main brunt of the shelling is being faced by the border dwellers as escalation of tension has led to relocation of people from the forward areas that is causing enormous problems to them.

Abdullah expressed anguish over injuries to several persons in the border areas of Poonch district.

He prayed for early recovery of the injured and expressed solidarity with the people.

Abdullah also emphasised the need for providing adequate compensation to the farmers whose standing crops have been damaged due to shelling.