The global conflict of Kashmir territory between Pakistan and India is evident to all. This often leads to cross border skirmishes and tension between the nuclear-armed neighbours who have fought several awful wars. The hostility between the South Asian countries is not witnessed on border or diplomatic fronts only but in sports matches as well.
So, the fact that Pakistan and India share administration over certain parts of Jammu & Kashmir times and again creates trouble as Indian forces under policies of jingo government carry out inhumane violence on unarmed civilians who want freedom from them. The residents of Kashmir want resolution of the Kashmir issue in accordance with the United Nations resolutions which advocate for referendum.
There have been good memories to cherish also when forces of both the sides exchanged sweets to mark days of their national or religious importance such as on Eid ul Adha last year and India’s Republic Day earlier this year in January.
Both the countries also release fishermen or citizens who inadvertently cross into other’s territory. In one such incident Indian forces have returned boy of an eight-year-old boy, Abid Sheikh son of Nazir Sheikh. The Indian troops handed over the corpse to their Pakistani counterparts on Wednesday across the Line of Control in Gurez Sector’s Chorwan area.
The boy had drown in Neelum river in Azad Kashmir and floated into the occupied valley. The body was found on Tuesday by residents of Achoora village of Gurez. The family of the victim had appealed to return his body. Pakistan army had also forwarded the request to the Indian authorities.
Pakistani authorities and the victim’s family have thanked the Indian side for their goodwill gesture of returning the body of the boy.