Situation in Keran a grave concern, says Hurriyat leader

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Srinagar, Oct 7: Chairman of moderate Hurriyat Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, on Monday, expressed concern over the border tension between India and Pakistan especially in Keran sector and called for necessary measures to defuse the situation.

"The prevailing border situation between India and Pakistan especially in Keran sector is a cause for grave concern. The leadership of both the countries should exhibit political maturity and take necessary measures to avoid any confrontation," Mirwaiz said addressing a religious function. He urged the two countries to involve their respective Director General of Military Operations to take stock of the ground situation for de-escalation.

"This situation is no way helpful in restoration of peace, prosperity and development in the region," he said. Referring to the situation in Keran sector, Mirwaiz said the people living there are facing tremendous hardships.

The army began an operation a fortnight ago against holed up militants in Keran

The army had launched an operation a fortnight ago against holed up militants in Keran Sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir. Mirwaiz also urged people to come forward to root out social evils.

"People from all walks of life especially religious preachers and intellectuals should come forward and render their services to curb social evil instead of providing lip service only," he said.

PTI

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