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

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

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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Reader Comments (7)

  • LaLakiMKaa
    Oct 15, 2013 - 11:19PM

    Why would India do so…we have our hands full on all the borders..Pakistan and one side and China on other side…Please stop this propoganda……May be this is done by non-state actors in kashmir as they are not in India’s control…pakistan must understand India itself is fighting terrorism in Indian soil…so there is no way India will do this…….

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  • FYI
    Oct 15, 2013 - 11:55PM

    ” 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.”
    Dr. Manmohan Singh at the United Nations General Assembly : “There must be a clear understanding of the fact that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and that there can never, ever, be a compromise with the unity and territorial integrity of India”.
    Now Pakistan people please let me know how will you get your Jugular Vein Kashmir Catchmir ?

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  • Dr Dang
    Oct 16, 2013 - 12:31AM

    Terrific Journalism ! Have some shame ET.Agreed some of Indian media is over the top but never ever have i read anything so frivolous in any Indian news media.
    For last couple of months you have been publishing news reports about unprovoked firing/shelling from the Indian Army.You have also reported deaths & destruction of civilians & soldiers.Feeding the emotions of people in a negative way.
    But have not published any pictures or names or interviews of people affected.
    Next time show some proof.
    & now you wont publish my comment.

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  • Pradhan
    Oct 16, 2013 - 1:33AM

    Definitely Non-State actors from Jammu and Kashmir. Terrorist activities have increased and Indian army is not able to concentrate on LOC any more. I am sure it is those terrorist who wanted to bring in more infiltrators from pakistan. The firing was just and signal.. :DRecommend

  • Syed Jalal Kashmiri
    Oct 16, 2013 - 8:39AM

    Kashmir is not, nor ever was, an integral part of India. Kashmir is a 95% Muslim majority state whose Muslim majority acceded to Pakistan, but were denied that right due to British and Indian collusion to deprive Kashmiris of their God-given right to choose their destiny. There are no terrorists in Kashmir except the foreign Indian thugs who kidnap, rape, torture, and murder our Kashmiri people. God bless our Kashmiri mujahideen freedom fighters and history will remember their sacrifice. We Kashmiris are praying for the best for our Pakistani blood brothers. Our love for you is endless and we share a common future. Long Live Pakistan, from occupied Kashmir.

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  • Oct 16, 2013 - 12:17PM

    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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  • Oct 16, 2013 - 6:13PM

    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.

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