By TCN News,
New Delhi: Reacting on the continuing ceasefire violation on part of Pakistan and India since last week, Aaghaz-e-Dosti – a group of youth from India and Pakistan – has said such exchange of bullets, mortars and shells results in “reducing the trust and peace building between the two countries.”
It has also sought a “neutral third party inquiry into the matter.”
“This in turn, affects many more areas directly/indirectly associated with development. For both the countries, peace is of utmost importance and also our common need is to be focused on development rather than spending huge money of taxes for arms and ammunition. By reducing tension, both the countries can save billions of rupees and can divert this amount for the development work,” Aaghaz-e-Dosti said in a release here.
It further said, the group believed that any dispute can be resolved only by talk and mutual negotiation and not with violence. “Any war like situation will only benefit arms manufacturing companies and will be harmful for both the countries, their development and their people,” Devika Mittal and Aliya Harir, convenors from India and Pakistan on behalf of Aaghaz-e-Dosti, an initiative for Indo-Pak Friendship, said.
The group has further appealed that both the countries should “immediately stop ceasefire violations”; “set up a neutral third party inquiry into the matter”; “make the inquiry report available to people of both the countries” and also asked the media to “stop using this as another opportunity to proliferate hatred for the sake of their TRPs”.