The photo above - released at one of four points on the LOC where similar exchanges of sweets were made on New Years Day 2022 - provoked a flurry of instant responses from many of my co-citizens, as follows:
Another date added by Indian & Pak army to exchange sweets -1 Jan 2022.Good to see that.— Ravinder Pandita(Save Sharda) (@panditaAPMCC63) January 2, 2022
We hope both the armies will help civilians too to meet on whiteline at LoC.
Let's fix up this year sharda divas to meet at LoC. It will be a big CBM@adgpi @OfficialDGISPR @PakPMO @PMOIndia pic.twitter.com/Vtq1pcWAwf
Also on this very eventful day some disturbing news emerged, over which the family of the deceased have asked me to become their voice.
The following video was released a day after this incident:
On this day (the first day of 2022) Muhammad Shabir Malik s/o Suleiman Malik of Sharda was killed by the Indian army - apparently on suspicion of being an armed infiltrator - relatively deep on the other side of Keran (the Indian-controlled side) according to Indian sources, about 36 kilometres south of his hometown Sharda.