Two minor sisters from PoK inadvertently cross into India in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch
A defence spokesperson said efforts are being made for the early repatriation of Laiba Zabair (17) and her sister Sana (13), residents of Abbasspur in Kahuta Tehsil of PoK
Jammu: Two minor sisters from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) were detained early Sunday after they inadvertently crossed the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, officials said.
Laiba Zabair (17) and her younger sister Sana Zabair (13), residents of Abbasspur in Kahuta Tehsil of PoK, were noticed moving into this side by Indian troops deployed along the LoC in Poonch sector, a defence spokesperson said.
"Own troops deployed along the LoC, having detected the crossing, exercised complete restraint to prevent any harm to the teenagers," he said.
The spokesperson said that efforts are being made for their early repatriation.
"We don’t have a sufficient number of systems to cover even 10% of the area at one point in time," a BSF official said
A strident critic of Article 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Mookerjee died under detention in Kashmir in 1953 after being arrested for entering the region without the required permit, a legal necessity then challenged by him