UN Chief ready to mediate the peace talks between India and Pakistan

United Nations: In wake of increased incidents of ceasefire violations across Line of Control (LOC) over the past ten days, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged both Pakistan and India to resolve the issue through a dialogue to avert the causalities. The News International reported.

The UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric responding to the regular briefing in New York said that the UN Chief is ready to mediate the peace talks between India and Pakistan.

The UN Secretary-General’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that in principle good offices of the UN chief are always available for mediation, but everyone needs to agree on involving the world body.

Asked about escalating tensions between India and Pakistan due to ongoing skirmishes and firing along the border, Dujarric said, “We’re obviously aware. We’re following this… what’s been going on, really for the last 10 days.”The situation along the Line of Control remains tense these days, thousands of civilians have been evacuated from their homes located near International border and LoC.

“India has evacuated “over 36,000” people from its border with Pakistan to escape heavy shelling that has devastated buildings and killed cattle as tensions soar between the two nations, it has emerged,” Express reported.

Both the neighboring countries accuse each other of ceasefire violations and civilians are getting killed on both sides of LoC, besides Indian and Pakistani troops along the border.

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