Two girls from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) were detained by troops of Indian Army on Sunday morning. They had inadvertently crossed over to the Indian side from across the Line of Control near Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir.
According to Army sources, both girls have been identified as Laiba Zabair (17) and Sana Zabair (13) and they are residents of Abbasspur in Kahuta Tehsil of POK.
“Two teenaged girls from PoK had inadvertently crossed into Indian side in Poonch Sector today morning. Our troops deployed along LoC having detected them, exercised complete restraint to prevent any harm to them. Efforts are being made for early repatriation,” Indian Army said on Sunday.
Today, Indian Army handed over two girls to Pakistani forces at the border in Poonch of Jammu & Kashmir. They were given gifts and sweets by the Indian Army as a goodwill gesture.
Before returning home, Laiba Zabair said, “Indian Army treated us well, provided us food and shelter and made efforts for their early return to the native place. people on Indian side are very good”.
#WATCH | We lost our way & entered Indian territory. We feared that Army personnel will beat us up but they treated us in a very good manner. We had thought that they would not allow us to go back but today we are being sent home. People are very good here: Laiba Zabair https://t.co/u6DXgPEf7C pic.twitter.com/2rkf8hOdxk— ANI (@ANI) December 7, 2020