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Pakistan Returns Indian Woman Who Inadvertently Crossed Border

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| September 11 , 2015 , 18:12 IST
[caption id="attachment_124640" align="aligncenter" width="700"]An Indian army soldier stands guard as villagers cross a gate that leads to the Line of Control (LOC), the line that divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan, in Churunda village, about 150 Kilometers (94 miles) northwest of Srinagar, India, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. – AP Photo An Indian army soldier stands guard as villagers cross a gate that leads to the Line of Control (LOC), the line that divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan, in Churunda village, about 150 Kilometers (94 miles) northwest of Srinagar, India, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. – AP Photo[/caption] In a goodwill gesture, Pakistan Army on Friday handed over an Indian woman, who inadvertently crossed the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, to Indian authorities. Shamim Akhtar had by mistake crossed over to Pakistani side of the Line of Control (LoC) at Chakoti Sector on August 25, the Pakistan Army said in a statement. "As a goodwill gesture, Shamim Akhtar, a resident of Nakarkot village in Poonch district was handed over to concerned authorities," it said. ALSO READ: Pakistan Mulls Criminalisation Of Muslims Declaring One Another ‘Kafir’ To Combat Sectarianism A senior Indian Army official in Jammu confirmed receiving the woman at the Chakan Da Bagh crossing point in Poonch sector this morning. The peaceful repatriation of Akhtar came as border security chiefs of Pakistan and India are meeting in New Delhi to discuss the situation on the LoC and reduce tensions on the border. Dozens of civilians have been killed on both sides of the disputed border in bloody clashes between the two armies in recent months.