The tradition was broken once in October 2014 but on later two occasions the candies were exchanged. The Rangers have not accepted it today. “We additionally didn’t pursue the matter”, he stated.
However, on March 23, 2015, the Pakistani side offered candies to their Indian counterparts on the occasion of Pakistan Day.
New Delhi also reacted strongly to Pakistani demand that the United Nations should probe into the ceasefire violations on LoC and worldwide Border.
“Can’t analyse why this happened, but there was no positive response from them this time”, BSF DIG MF Farooqui told ANI in Amritsar.
Farooqui stated the trade of candies is set at a gathering of officers of each border guards.
Reports said the firing began from the Pakistani side at around 1.40 pm on Saturday afternoon and is still underway.
“There was no exchange of candies today on the occasion of Eid along IB in Jammu and Kashmir”.
According to Police sources Indian forces resorted unprovoked firing on line of Control in Neza Peer Sector of Forward Kahutta District Haveli of Azad Kashmir this morning.
“Earlier we used to offer candies on the occasion of Eid through various points including Chakan da Bagh in Poonch, but due to the heightened tension this year, no candies were exchanged”, an army officer said.
There were at least five such ceasefire violations by Pakistan Rangers and army before Modi and Sharif met on the sideline of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s summit at Ufa.
Pakistan also claimed that four of the country’s civilians were killed in Indian shelling across the border. On some smaller border checkposts, at a few locations in Punjab Rajasthan, and Gujarat officials said candies were exchanged.