BEIRUT: Israeli ground and air forces attacked Lebanon in two places today [June 21] and killed 48 persons, reports from the Government and the Palestinian guerrillas said. The Government said 14 civilians were killed and 25 wounded in Hasbaya, a farming village… . … In Tel Aviv, a military spokesman announced that Israeli troops crossed the border into the Lebanon and captured five high-ranking Syrian officers, a Lebanese soldier and a number of Lebanese policemen. — News agencies

[Meanwhile, as reported by news agencies in Srinagar,] Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, the former Prime Minister of Kashmir, who returned to his home … after an exile of 18 months … spelt out at a big public meeting here his ideas for solving the Kashmir problem. The meeting ended with the passing of a resolution demanding that the real representatives of Kashmir be … associated with the Indo-Pakistan summit due to be held in Simla at the end of this month. … “Such an association would give the settlement a lasting character and ensure peace in the subcontinent,” it said.

Published in Dawn, June 22nd, 2022

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