Kashmir observes Police Martyrs' Day

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Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir), Oct.22 (ANI): Police Martyrs'Day was observed in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.

Police officials and relatives laid wreaths as mark of homage at the Martyrs' Memorial on the occasion.

"We believe that even after their death, they are still alive, as they have not died but have shed their lives for the country. Their families are also here and we appreciate them as well saying their sons have sacrificed their lives for their own honour and for the honour of the country. Otherwise, every human who is born dies but these people will always remain alive even after death because they are martyrs. Thus, we have observed this day in remembrance of those people," said Rafiq Chowdary, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Poonch.

Hundreds of police personnel have sacrificed their lives fighting militancy in Jammu and Kashmir State.

Violence in Kashmir has declined considerably after India and Pakistan started a peace process in 2004. But India have been compelled to stall the dialogue process following the last year's Mumbai terror attacks and Pakistan's lackluster attitude toward brining the perpetrators of that crime to justice. (ANI)

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