Escalating tension: India violates ceasefire on the LoC, once again

Indian shelling started at seven in the morning and hit the civilian population of Datoot village.

Our Correspondents October 15, 2013
Foreign Office Spokesperson Aizaz Chaudhry said Pakistan believed that ceasefire along the LoC must be respected. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

MUZAFFARABAD/ ISLAMABAD:


Indian troops on Tuesday once again violated ceasefire in the disputed territory of Kashmir and opened shelling from across the Line of Control (LoC), injuring a woman.


The Indian shelling started at seven in the morning and hit the civilian population of Datoot village of Nakyal Tehsil of Kotli.

“The woman was rushed to a nearby hospital but she is out of danger now,”Nakyal Assistant Commissioner Chaudhry Ayub told The Express Tribune adding that the administration, the police and volunteers were put on high alert to tackle any untoward situation across the LoC.

“Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing in Nakyal Sector,” said a high ranking military official, confirming the violations.



FO and military’s reaction

Pakistan strongly reacted to Indian troops’ unprovoked firing in Nakyal Sector. Foreign Office Spokesperson Aizaz Chaudhry said Pakistan believed that ceasefire along the LoC must be respected.

“The decision of Nawaz Sharif and Manmohan Singh  that Directors General Military Operations (MOs) should meet to resolve this matter must be implemented,” he said.

Violation stalled dialogues

“Ceasefire violations by Indian troops on the LoC have stalled the dialogue process between the two countries,” said Senate Chairman Nayyar Hussain Bukhari.

The people and the government of Pakistan were committed to settle all issues including the Jammu and Kashmir dispute through meaningful talks, he told the media. “We should avoid getting distracted by emotions and move ahead with positive thinking to settle all issues including the Kashmir dispute,”  Bukhari advised.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 16th, 2013.

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COMMENTS (7)

sultan ahmed | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

United Nations shouldn't become silent spactator,It must open eyes and consider the ground situation and the political scenario. United Nation's peace keeper must be appointed as a early step then heared the whole case and put a snage in the way leading to dangrous war between two nuclear armed neighboring country.

sultan ahmed | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

There are dim chances of a meeting between DCMO from the both sides of two neighbouring nuclear armed states. Violation is esclating with passage of time on the Line Of Control bodering Jummu and Kashmire. A high ranking military official told the media. Out going Pakistani chief of Staff general Kiani has expressed same concern over the deteriorating border situation. It mean count down has begaun. Time is running out fastly,globaly authorised institution must interfare and stop tha esclation otherwise..............................................................................................................?

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