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Carefree walks, normal activities return to LoC after ceasefire agreement in J&K

Last Updated on December 30, 2021 at 1:20 pm

The year 2021 was quite peaceful for the people living along Line of Control (LoC) and international border as conditions have changed to a large extent after the ceasefire agreement.

The ceasefire agreement after February, there has been very rare cross border shelling. Border residents said that the silence of guns at the LoC means peace to them without any fear of falling to untimely shelling.

Locals said that they widely welcomed the agreement as there is nothing better than silence of guns. Further they added that carefree walks and returning to normal activities feels as if they are reborn.

Advocate Najma Hamid, District Development Council (DDC) Member Karnah Sector in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district said that the greatest satisfaction is of peace for doing agricultural activities.

Najma further said that it is very hard for other people to understand what the people living near border areas feel and added that despite of having school nearby and having roads to walk does not bring satisfaction but peace does. Najma further added that students could not go to schools because of shelling or gunfire which disrupted their studies and normal activities.

Aijaz Ahmad Khan, District Development Council (DDC) member from Tulail Gurez sector in Bandipora said that after ceasefire in February the normal life has returned for people in border areas and they can do their agricultural activities peacefully and carefree.

Khan further informed that people can celebrate festivals and other occasions peacefully after the ceasefire pact between the two countries and everyone hopes that it lasts forever.

Former Minister and District Development Council (DDC) Member Uri in Baramulla district said that there is a 200 kilometres border area and there was a constant fear of getting killed but after the ceasefire agreement peace has returned.

Since the shelling and firing did not harm only army but also locals living near border areas as bombs dropped many a times on villages, school building harming locals. But after the ceasefire pact things seems to have come to normal.