Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said Pakistan should stop ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) as retaliation from the Indian side could lead to an unending exchange of fire between the sides.
"I request them (Pakistan) to respect the ceasefire. We also have guns and mortars. If we also start firing, where will this stop?" Omar told reporters on the sidelines of a function at Kashmir University here.
Omar said the intentions of people across the LoC do not seem to be good.
"When the ceasefire was going good, what is the need for violating it? Is it an attempt to increase infiltration or is part of attempts to internationalise the Kashmir issue as was done recently?" he asked.
He said only innocent people suffer due to the violation of ceasefire, "Three innocent persons were targeted without any reason."
Pakistani troops had yesterday resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling in Uri sector near the LoC in Baramulla district of Kashmir. Three persons including two teenagers were killed in the incident.
He also said the provisions of 73rd Amendment of the Constitution, which relates to village level institutions, can be incorporated in the J&K Panchayati Raj Act.


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