JK News Today
Srinagar, April 20:
Inadvertent crossings across Line of Control by locals on either sides of it, have been an occurrence due to rugged terrain. In one such crossing, a youth from Bandipura named Md Sayeed Mohinuddin belonging to Gurez in forward areas of Bandipura, crossed into forward areas of Pakistan’s illegally occupied Kashmir in Sep last year. Proactive coordination by Indian authorities has enabled repatriation of the boy on 20 Apr at Tithwal Crossing Bridge.
At around 11:55 AM the Young boy Sayeed aged 18 years was taken over from Pak authorities at Tithwal crossing Bridge amidst the emotional backdrop of the boy’s joyous brother. Interaction with the locals of Tithwal revealed that there has been a marked decrease in the inadvertent crossings over a period of time due to strict vigil on the Line of control. The locals also added that it is the responsibility of the parents to ensure that their children do not go astray and put their lives into risk by venturing into hostile area.
That way Tithwal Crossing Bridge located on Kishanganga river has been acting as a point of peace between the two sides. It would be pertinent to highlight that the site is visited by lots of people from either sides and is emerging as tourist site especially after the recently agreed ceasefire between India and Pakistan. The peace and tranquility as a result of the agreement, is being appreciated by the civil population on either sides of line of control.