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During a war the poor suffer, this is not a good thing: Kargil residents

News Agencies | Updated on: 5 October 2016, 10:29 IST

Residents of Kargil and Drass areas of Ladakh division¸on 5 October, said they are not in favour of India and Pakistan engaging in another war, as it will only create more problems for them.

They said the Kashmir issue should be solved by both sides amicably.

The president of the Buddhist Association said he had come to meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and briefed him about the problems being faced by people in the region.

"Our Kargil is in the vicinity of Pakistan, so we are all worried," he added.

Remembering the 1999 Kargil War with Pakistan, he said it is the poor who suffer the most in such conditions, adding both Asian neighbours must stay united to avoid confrontation.

"When there is a war, the poor suffer. Someone will win, someone will lose the war. This is not a good thing," he said.

Shayed Ahmed Rizvi, a local resident, said the Kashmir issue should be solved through dialogue.

"We have come here to discuss the Kargil issue, given the present situation emerging in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. We do not want division of Kashmir and we want that the locals here must be given justice," he said.

Locals here are still optimistic about India and Pakistan having friendly ties.

--ANI

First published: 5 October 2016, 10:29 IST
 
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