Indian Army on Friday oversaw the repatriation of a boy who had inadvertently crossed over from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). Pakistan also sent back an Indian national, who had inadvertently crossed over to PoK in the Poonch sector.
The Army said in a press release that 14-year-old Ali Haider, from Mirpur district in PoK, had inadvertently crossed over to India in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.
“The boy seemed innocent and was immediately provided with clothing, food and shelter by the Indian Army,” the release said.
It said a request was made on January 3 to Pakistan authorities for his repatriation on humanitarian grounds.
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