Girl dies as India violates LoC ceasefire

Published: January 3, 2015
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Child also injured during cross-border clashes. PHOTO: AFP

Child also injured during cross-border clashes. PHOTO: AFP

LAHORE: A thirteen-year-old girl was killed when Indian Border Security Force (BSF) allegedly resorted to unprovoked firing across the LoC in Shakargarh and Zafarwal sectors, Express News reported on Saturday.

The young victim died in the area of Chak Nihala.

Another child was also injured in Chak Saleem during the clash.

“Thirteen-years-old Sumaira, resident of Zafarwal sector embraced martyrdom due to the firing and eight-year-old Mursaleen of Shakargarh sector got injured, ” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement confirmed.

It added Pakistani paramilitary forces responded “befittingly” to Indian fire.

On the Indian side, 10 civilians were injured and a woman succumbed to injuries, a senior police official in Indian-administered Kashmir told AFP.

Commenting on the unprovoked Indian firing on the Working Boundary near Sialkot, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said Pakistan is capable to give a befitting response to any aggression.

Further, the defence minster said Pakistan is a peace-loving country which is committed to regional peace.

The incident took place just a few days after two Pakistani Rangers were killed in Indian firing along the working boundary on December 31.

Pakistan had, consequently, lodged a protest with India and sought a probe into the incident.

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Reader Comments (17)

  • wb
    Jan 3, 2015 - 10:59AM

    Nice ET. Where is the other side of the story?

    4 civilians have died on Indian side.

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  • harsh
    Jan 3, 2015 - 11:00AM

    dont provoke pakistan stay in ur limits or brace urself for ramification, ur bluff wont be taken by this govt

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  • nirmit
    Jan 3, 2015 - 11:11AM

    deplorable to see that children are paying the price for the deeds of elders….yet the venom spreader in both sides are not willing to take themselves back….pity

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  • Sri Varahadev
    Jan 3, 2015 - 11:52AM

    Pakistan must do deep soul searching as to why three of her four neighbors, Iran, Afghanistan and India, from time to time have resort to cross border firing that targets Pakistan.
    Pakistan needs to also do deep soul searching why three of its neighbors do not feel the need to indulge in similar cross border firing with some of their neighbors like Turkmenistan in Iran’s case, Tajikistan in Afghanistan’s sake or Nepal in India’s case.
    Ceasing to provoke neighbors will benefit the people of Pakistan greatly by having one less problem among the myriads of problems assailing Pakistan, to deal with.

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  • Loyal_Indian
    Jan 3, 2015 - 12:13PM

    Pakistan has to answer for the terrorist boats. It is naive to expect that India will respond to it like they did the last time around. Please rein in Mr.Hafiz and the LeT.

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  • PAKhtoon
    Jan 3, 2015 - 12:17PM

    Indians are very desperate to engage our army in eastern border so we could not concentrate on our western border to take actions against there puppet TTP.

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  • Abdul Kadir khan
    Jan 3, 2015 - 12:37PM

    For the kind information girl was from indian side.

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  • Jan 3, 2015 - 12:42PM

    motivation is not always good, when you motivate a fool u get a motivated fool…

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  • Pity
    Jan 3, 2015 - 12:45PM

    What else can be expected from ‘shining’ India?

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  • Mohammed
    Jan 3, 2015 - 1:25PM

    This is what happens when you provoke the mighty Indian army

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  • Rinse
    Jan 3, 2015 - 2:36PM

    @PAKhtoon:
    I’m sorry, but that’s just a really crappy excuse for a weak counteroffensive in the western region. While it is awful that people are still dying at these borders, do you really think engaging a few rangers will have a great impact on our efforts on the western border? How many people died on the border? How many people died in the school? Where is a greater, more immediate threat? How many people have died on the border in the past 13 years compared to the terrorist attacks we have faced in our cities? But of course, it is more important to worry about the border than worry about suicide bombers and dying children in schools.

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  • Omer
    Jan 3, 2015 - 3:33PM

    This senseless killing of innocent must stop on both sides. Every innocent life lost is precious.I bet if the kids of our leaders – both Pakistan and India – lived on the border, there would be no cross border firing.

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  • Bewildered
    Jan 3, 2015 - 5:20PM

    @Mohammed:

    “This is what happens when you provoke the mighty Indian army”

    Now it is time to tell China and USA how mighty is Indian Army. They shouldn’t dare crossing into the disputed territories or strip/cavity search Indian diplomats, else they would be annihilated by the Indians wrath. By the way, the people who do not even have courage to come clean and hide behind fake identities, this is a bit difficult task to accomplish.

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  • Muneeb khan
    Jan 3, 2015 - 5:25PM

    Now itz enough violation of humanity frm both sides, lets come to peace talks and stop this killing.

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  • Wajahat
    Jan 3, 2015 - 8:13PM

    @Sri Varahadev:

    Sir, I really hope we do so that all of us know exactly that real problem is only one neighbor who is trying to turn up the heat by using other 2.

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  • Haider
    Jan 4, 2015 - 12:08AM

    @Bewildered
    People in Indian side killed later in the day when Pakistan retaliated…”Mighty Indian Army” fine its better to solve problems of poverty,rape,extremism then China/US…Do you want World War 3….China/US/INDIA/PAK all are nuclear power countriesRecommend

  • Haider
    Jan 4, 2015 - 9:41PM

    @Rinse
    OK if you dont believe in Pakistanis ok fine but US authorities have also stated India have been causing problems to Pakistan through western border….In the 21st century impossible for a big war…So proxy wars are the easy way..Be it through TTP or LET….This needs to stop

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