Indian Army broke protocol on humanitarian grounds to return the body of seven-year-old boy from Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, who floated in a river to J&K’s Gurez. Fearing the body would decompose, Indian and Pakistani Armies met in Gurez instead of official exchange points like Teetwal, which is 200 km away. The officials reportedly navigated through minefield area to reach the meeting point.
Handing over of mortal remains of the POK boy in Gurez Sector by the Indian authorities to the Pakistani Army with full respect and religious rites. #Humanity, #Kashmir, #IndianArmy @NorthernComd_IA @adgpi @Whiteknight_IA @easterncomd pic.twitter.com/76r4vWj81O
— Chinar Corps – Indian Army (@ChinarcorpsIA) July 11, 2019
The family learnt of the boy’s death after the boy’s picture went viral on the social media in Jammu and Kashmir. “My only appeal to people of India is to help in returning the body of my son. I will be indebted. Our Army chief should also play a positive role,” Sheikh’s father Nazir Sheikh said in a video posted online.