Jammu: The BJP on Sunday appealed to the Centre and state government to intervene to stop the killings in Gilgit-Baltistan.

"The party has been closely watching the developments in Gilgit Baltistan and appeals to the Government of India and state government to intervene to stop bloodshed and killings in Gilgit Baltistan," J&K state BJP chief Shamsher Singh Manhas said.

He said the party will launch a country-wide campaign to make people aware of the state government and the UPA government's apathetic attitude towards people of Gilgit Baltistan.

"We will launch a country-wide campaign to make people aware of the apathy of Central and state governments," Manhas said.

He said the party extends its support to the people of Kargil, particularly the members of Anjuman-e-Jamiyatul Ulima Asna Ashriya (Kargil) in their peaceful agitation against bloodshed and killings in Gilgit Baltistan.

Manhas also announced party's decision to depute State General Secretary and Incharge Ladakh, Satish Sharma, to contact the local leadership in Kargil and device a plan to extend every possible co-operation to the people of Gilgit Baltistan.

Shia-dominated Kargil border town in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday observed a complete bandh in protest against the recent sectarian violence in Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan.

(Agencies)