LoC violation: National Assembly passes resolution against Indian Army firing

In the resolution, India was asked to hold dialogue and the firing was strongly condemned.


Web Desk August 22, 2013
A file photo of military official handing over a Pakistan military cap, stick and national flag to the father of Pakistani soldier Muhammad Akhlaq, whom the Pakistan military said was killed by Indian soldiers while crossing into the Indian side of Kashmir. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: A unanimous resolution was passed in a session of the National Assembly against the unprovoked firing from the Indian army on the Line of Control (LOC), Express News reported on Thursday.

In the resolution, India was asked to hold dialogue and the firing was strongly condemned.

Captain Sarfaraz, who was killed due to the firing, was presented with a tribute in the same session.

The Pakistan Army has said that one officer was killed and a soldier was wounded by Indian firing along the disputed border in Kashmir on Wednesday.

The Indian army started firing at 11:15pm last night in the Batal, Nakyal areas near Skardu. The Pakistani army retaliated by firing as well. The exchange of bullets continued until 2am.

This is not the first time that Indian forces have been allegedly involved in unprovoked firing or shelling, the LoC that has seen allegations of cross-border firing from both sides in recent weeks.

The attack is the latest in a spate of recent cross-border skirmishes between the two neighbours.

The two sides agreed to a ceasefire along the LoC in November 2003, but skirmishes have flared across the heavily-militarised Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border in Kashmir, in recent weeks, with both sides blaming each other for having violated the agreement.

COMMENTS (37)

SayWhat? | 8 years ago | Reply

@chai: I wish you had at least one neutral paper like this over there. I bet it's offices will be burned down the next day. Oh, but you only read Pak papers, how would you know!

South Indian | 8 years ago | Reply @ Waseem Sarwar Yes...us debating on websites is better than soldiers on either side dying..
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