8-year-old Abid Sheikh had reportedly fallen off the cliff in PoK’s Minimarg space (Representational)
Three days after the physique of an eight-year-old boy from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) was pulled out of the Kishenganga River in Jammu and Kashmir’s Gurez sector, the military right this moment handed over the physique to the Pakistan military.
The physique of the boy was handed over to the Pakistan military at 2 pm at some extent of the Chorwan border. Indian military troopers had been accompanied by the Sub-District Justice of the Peace from Gurez sector, based on officers.
8-year-old Abid Sheikh had reportedly fallen off the cliff in PoK’s Minimarg space, simply 4 kilometres away from the Line of Management (LoC) and into the river. The physique of the boy reached the Jammu and Kashmir facet of the border on June 9.
Nonetheless, the physique remained in Gurez final two days because the Pakistan Military needed or not it’s handed over on the designated change factors, which had been removed from Gurez.
The household of the boy, in a video uploaded on social media, stated he had left for college on July Eight however didn’t return house.
The household learnt of the boy’s dying after the boy’s image went viral on the social media in Jammu and Kashmir. “My only appeal to people of India is to help in returning the body of my son. I will be indebted. Our Army chief should also play a positive role,” Sheikh’s father Nazir Sheikh stated in a video posted on-line.
The shifting posts written by locals and relations on social media in PoK and the household’s video pressured the Indian and Pakistani armies on Tuesday to determine a hotline.
Officers say Pakistan military was initially insisting on receiving the physique in Kupwara’s Teetwal space, over 150 km away from Gurez.
“Pakistan Army mentioned landmines on the LoC in Gurez as a reason not to exchange the body there and suggested Teetwal instead,” an official stated.
“However, Pakistan later agreed for a spot in Churwan in Gurez. We had to first flag off the body towards Kupwara and had to drive back to Gurez. We are hopeful to handover the body as soon as it reaches the LoC. Since mobile network does not work, the final confirmation will be issued only tomorrow,” stated Mr Sheikh.
“In accordance to Indian Army ethos, as a humanitarian gesture, the Indian Army established contact with the Pakistan Army on hotline and also convinced the civil administration to facilitate handing over of the body at the earliest,” the Indian Military stated, based on information company PTI.
The delay in handing over the physique had spurred a web based marketing campaign for quick motion.
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