Need to talk with Pak, other stakeholders: Congress on ceasefire violations

New Delhi: As the Pakistan Army continued its unprovoked ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir and along the Line of Control (LoC), the Congress on Sunday continued to push its agenda for a dialogue between the two hostile neighbours.

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad told ANI, “Solution is not easy, but people and security forces of India should not give up. We have to reply to the militancy. But when there is need we need to talk also with Pakistan and other stakeholders.”

The Pakistan Army on Sunday initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars along the Line of Control (LoC) in Chiti Bakri area of Rajouri sector in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Indian Army is retaliating to the unprovoked act strongly and effectively.

Azad also asserted that as hundreds of people took part in a candlelight vigil at India Gate in New Delhi to pay tributes to late Army officer Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz is admirable, adding that it proves that our country is secular.

Lt. Fayaz, 24, was abducted and murdered by suspected Hizbul militants on Tuesday and found dead the next morning in an orchard in Shopian district.

Lt. Fayaz hailed from Kulgam district and was an infantry officer posted in the Akhnoor area of Jammu District.

He was commissioned in the Indian Army in December last year.