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Indo-Pak dialogue must to end 'senseless bloodshed' along LoC: Hurriyat

It said the death of innocent Kashmiri civilians on both sides of the LoC, as well as soldiers of both the countries "caught in the lingering conflict" is very sad and shameful

Hurriyat | India Pakistan relations

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Police arrests Chairman of Moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq after he defied his house detention and led a protest march towards Jamia Masjid at Nigeen in Srinagar on Friday Photo: PTI
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. File Photo: PTI

The moderate Conference on Saturday said India and Pakistan should hold talks to resolve the Kashmir issue and to stop the "senseless bloodshed" of people along the Line of Control (LoC).

In a statement, the Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led amalgam expressed grief and dismay at the escalation along the LoC in which several lives were lost on Friday.

"once again urges the government of India and Pakistan to give up belligerence and come to the table to resolve the J-K dispute for times to come and end the senseless bloodshed of humans on all sides," it said.

It said the death of innocent Kashmiri civilians on both sides of the LoC, as well as soldiers of both the countries "caught in the lingering conflict" is very sad and shameful.

The Pakistan Army resorted to heavy firing and shelling on Friday, targeting villages and forward areas along the LoC in which in which five security forces personnel and six civilians were killed. The Indian troops retaliated strongly, killing eight Pakistani soldiers and injuring 12 others besides causing extensive damage to its infrastructure.

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First Published: Sat, November 14 2020. 17:28 IST