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Amid Pakistan provocation, Congress urges Centre for 'dialogue'

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

As the Army continued its unprovoked ceasefire violation in and along the Line of Control (LoC), the on Sunday continued to push its agenda for a dialogue between the two hostile neighbors.

Senior leader told ANI, "Solution is not easy, but people and security forces of should not give up. We have to reply to the militancy. But when there is need we need to talk also with and other stakeholders."

The 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

The is retaliating to the unprovoked act strongly and effectively.

Azad also asserted that as hundreds of people took part in a candlelight vigil at Gate in 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 in December last year.

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First Published: Sun, May 14 2017. 10:32 IST