India once again resorts to 'unprovoked' firing along LoC

Published: October 31, 2016
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Pakistani troops befittingly responding and targeting Indian posts, ISPR says

Pakistani troops befittingly responding and targeting Indian posts, ISPR says

India forces on Monday resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC), Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

“India yet again resorted to unprovoked firing on LoC in Kel, Nakyal and Jandrut sectors today,” ISPR said. “Pakistani troops are befittingly responding and targeting Indian posts,” the statement added.

Earlier on October 28, Indian firing on civilian population in Nakyal sector Chafrigahi village killed three people including a woman and a child and injured five others.

On October 27, firing on Working Boundary in Chaprar and Harpal sectors and on the LoC in Bhimber sector resulted in the deaths of two civilians and injuries to nine.

India’s ceasefire violations will not go ‘unpunished’: PM Nawaz

On the same day, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Indian violations on the LoC, if continued, will not go unpunished. He pointed out that Pakistan has exercised maximum restraint and that the quest for peace must not be misconstrued as a sign of weakness.

The premier also made it clear that Pakistan is a peace loving nation and believes in resolution of all outstanding issues and disputes through dialogue.

At least six civilians have been killed, and 21 injured as a result of Indian violations in less than a week. India and Pakistan have been involved in a tense verbal and diplomatic spat over the security situation in held Kashmir and frequent skirmishes on the Line of Control (LoC).

Five civilians injured in Indian firing across Working Boundary

More than 100 protesters have been killed in the held valley while several incidents of unprovoked Indian aggression on the LoC have frequently occurred in recent past.

On July 8, Indian forces killed a populist rebel leader Burhan Wani, sparking clashes and highlighting the grave situation in the held valley.

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  • Harinder Singh
    Oct 31, 2016 - 7:21PM

    It is heart-warming to note Pakistan’s new non-violent policy towards India. Despite many provocations, the restraint of the Pakistani army is exemplary ! Keep it up !!Recommend

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