Relevance of UNMOGIP on Line of Control questionable: Army

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 30: The relevance of the UN Military Observer Group on the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir is questionable in the aftermath of the 1972 Simla agreement, Indian Army said today.
“Since the 1972 Simla Agreement, the relevance of UNMOGIP itself remains questionable,” Army spokesperson Colonel J Dahiya said.
He said this in a statement while reacting to a media report which suggested that Pakistan Army had filed complaints with the UNMOGIP that Indian Army troops had beheaded Pakistani soldiers on many occasions in the last 15 years. UNMOGIP observers have been stationed at the ceasefire line between India and Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir since 1949 and supervise the ceasefire between the two neighbours.
After the killing of two Indian soldiers on the LoC on January 8, India and Pakistan had also clashed at the UN Security Council over the relevance of the UN Military Observer Group on the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir with New Delhi saying it has been overtaken by the 1972 Simla Accord.
India had stressed that under the Simla agreement, the two countries had resolved to settle differences "by peaceful means" through bilateral talks.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also recently said the UNMOGIP had failed to maintain the sanctity of the LoC.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
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