April 19, 2021

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Villagers along India-Pakistan border sceptical of ceasefire deal

Jammu, Indian-administered Kashmir – Milkhi Ram is 80 and has witnessed three wars between India and Pakistan during his lifetime.

The lean, silver-haired man has little faith in a rare ceasefire agreement between the two South Asian rivals announced last week.

“Both sides agreed for strict observance of all agreements, understandings and cease firing along the [Line of Control or LoC] and all other sectors,” said a joint statement issued by the two armies.

But living in Suchetgarh, the last village on the Indian side of the volatile border with Pakistan, some 35km (21 miles) from the main city of Jammu in Indian-administered Kashmir, Ram has reasons to be sceptical.

Read More : https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/3/5/villagers-along-india-pakistan-border-skeptic-of-ceasefire-deal