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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

India, Pak must sign treaty on mines: NGO


India, Pak must sign treaty on mines: NGO

Our Correspondent

Abohar, December 2

Dr Bal Krishan Kurve, coordinator, Indian Campaign to Ban Landmines, has said India and Pakistan should sign an international treaty to stop use of landmines near borders.

Relatives of persons affected by landmines and coordinators of the Fazilka and Sriganganagar chapters of the NGO were also present on the occasion.

Speaking at a seminar organised by the Indian Institute for Peace Disarmament and Environment Protection in Sriganganagar on Sunday evening, Dr Kurve said 151 countries had responded positively to the call given by the UN-based organisation, but the US, Russia, China, India and Pakistan were still reluctant in inking the treaty.

Signing of the treaty by India and Pakistan would be considered as a major step towards restoring peace in the subcontinent, he observed.

Dr Kurve claimed that the number of casualties due to landmines across the world had come down from 30,000 per annum to 5,000 in past few years. He said Illiterate villagers could not be expected to realise that the objects they had found in the fields were explosive landmines.

“Comprehensive efforts are needed to educate border residents while laying landmines,” he said.

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