Don't make J&K battleground: Mufti

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Addressing the gathering Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said, "Jammu and Kashmir Police has the toughest work because you have the biggest challenges in front of you".

"There is a lot of bloodshed at our border. I want to appeal Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan to not to make Jammu and Kashmir a battleground but to create a friendly relation with each other", she said. Meanwhile a statement from the Pakistan Army said Indian soldiers had fired on villages across the border in Sialkot in Punjab province late on Wednesday, killing two women.

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

A 17-year-old girl and a BSF jawan were on Friday killed while six people, including five civilians, injured in ceasefire violation in three sectors of Jammu and Samba districts. A sepoy of the Army was killed on Saturday on LoC.

The Foreign Office on January 20 had summoned the Indian deputy high commissioner over unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian forces at the LoC and the WB resulting in the loss of lives on Pakistan's side.

Saturday was the third consecutive day of shelling on civilian areas and border outposts (BoPs) in India by the Pakistan Rangers.

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