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Ceasefire in Kashmir: Mediation or Dictation?

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By K N Pandita

A major apprehension of our military brass as well as sections of the civil society is that the ceasefire agreement between the two militaries arrived at on 25 February 2021 may meet with a fate not different from that of the 2003 truce agreement. The Hindustan Times of 29 December 2020 reported that Pakistani forces violated the ceasefire 5,100 times in 2020 with an average of 14 cases a day. These had resulted in the loss of 36 lives including 24 security personnel; 130 were injured. Fifteen soldiers died along the LoC in the Jammu region. Continue Reading…