Humanitarian and Goodwill gesture by Indian Army

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Jammu, June 24: On 21 June 2015, a middle aged lady named ‘Shabana’ wife of ‘Maqsood’ resident of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir had inadvertently crossed Line of Control in the Naoshera Sector. Own troops maintaining a strict vigil apprehended the lady who appeared to be mentally disturbed and in a state of shock. On establishing the fact that the lady had crossed unknowingly without any malafide intentions, the army authorities provided her with food, clothing & medical aid.Humanitarian And Goodwill Gesture by Indian Army (1)

A lady medical officer was present throughout her stay to attend to her needs & provide solace.  Taking a proactive stance, the army authorities took initiative to inform the Pakistan Authorities to identify the lady for subsequent handing over to them as a humanitarian & goodwill gesture.  After concerted efforts to unite the lady with her family, she was finally returned to Pakistan Authorities from Chakanda Bag Crossing Point at 1125 hours on 24 Jun 15.  Keeping in view the holy month of ‘Ramzan’ and the ethos of the Indian Army she was presented with new clothes and dry fruits before handing over. This humane gesture of the army was appreciated by the locals and civil administration alike.